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DDN: Wright State’s Nagy breaks down how summer went for his program

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

The Wright State Raiders won 25 games last season despite not having much of a summer practice season at all. Few teams in college basketball did in 2020 because of the pandemic.

This summer, it’s back to normal, and Wright State coach Scott Nagy said coaches have debated whether a full summer of workouts is needed.

“I was talking to an assistant at UCLA,” Nagy said, “and he said they didn’t have any summer workouts all last year. They came back in September because that’s when school starts there, and then they go to the Final Four, so they’re trying to figure out how advantageous is the summer. I don’t know. I think primarily it gives our players a place to work out and do the things they want to do. It allows us to have stuff in so that when we start practice, our practices don’t have to be as long because we’re not doing a bunch of new drills and putting things in that are already in. I think from that standpoint, for us, it helps us to cut practice time down so that we don’t have to burn our guys out.”

Nagy lets his assistant coaches do a lot of the work with the players in the summer so they aren’t hearing his voice too much. There will be plenty of time for Nagy to make his voice heard when preseason practices begin. Then the start of the 2021-22 season won’t be far behind.