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In general, the days are following each other and are similar for professional basketball players evolving overseas. There are three main types of day: days with one or two practices, game days, and days off. A routine settles down, with a lot of rest after intensive efforts. In addition, with the time difference of between 6 and 10 hours between the United States and Europe, the evening is conducive for American basketball players to phone or video calls with members of their family remained in the country of Uncle Sam. When it’s evening in Europe, the day is in full swing in the USA.

« My two busiest days are game days, and days that I have two practices in one day. Typical two-a-day is morning practice from 10 – 12, after I will recover until 1:00pm, then go and eat lunch and after sleep from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Go back to practice from 5:00 – 7:00pm. The recover from 7:00 to 8:00, then eat dinner from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. On the “game-days” we shoot from 11:00 – 12:00pm then eat and nap from 12:00 – 5:00pm. Then get to the gym at 6 for the game at 8:00pm », details Frank Hassell, Cholet basketball player during the 2018/2019 season.

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