Kyle Guy can drive to the lane and finish around the basket when his team needs a score. But the American is most widely known as a sniper. Still, the Joventut Badalona guard is not your average great shooter. While many top shooters have pregame warmups that border on obsessive, the 25-year-old works more on just shot-making.
"I'm a big visualization guy, so I really don’t go to the corner and make five shots and do form shooting and all that stuff. I kind of just go with the flow and just visualize making shots more than kind of going right in front of the rim and shooting up,” said Guy, who has made 9-of-19 three-pointers (47.4%) through five EuroCup games.
"Around high school, I would get double-teamed or face-guarded and I didn't want that to stop me from being able to score and contribute. So one summer I just practiced if my feet are not set, I still need to get my shot off. If there are 6 seconds on the clock, I need to fade away to get it off. I just need to be comfortable making this shot. You never know what situation you’re going to be in."
But Guy is not someone who has been shooting lights out his entire life. His father was an American football coach and Guy concentrated more on American football until eighth grade when he stopped growing. He did play some basketball - which is something almost everyone in the state of Indiana does growing up.