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Welcome to my Blog

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Barry Wolfson, The Foul Shot DocHi,

My name is Barry Wolfson, also known as the Foul Shot Doc.

On New Year’s Day 2008 and I’ve decided that’s it was a good day to start a blog to share my thoughts re: foul shooting. I figured if NBA star Gilbert Arenas, Agent Zero, can do it, why not me.

It’s my hope to share my thoughts and adventures regarding the world of basketball with you. I hope you will enjoy it. Feel free to email me at with comments or feedback.

Foul Shot Doc Clinic in No. Brunswick

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The Foul Shot Doc Youth Basketball Clinic is presenting a basketball clinic Saturday June 15th at North Brunswick High School, No. Brunswick from 10:00-11:30am and open to all boys and girls, ages 7-14. Cost $30. The clinic will be an overview of all aspects of basketball and is appropriate for all skill levels. Call 877-959-9400 or 732-247-0922 x475.


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Heard from many friends today about Omer Asik. What do you think of OKC’s strategy to play Hack-a Osik? With many horrific foul shooters left in the playoffs, do you think Memphis might start fouling Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan?

Working Out Folks Before NBA Draft

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I will be working with some college guys in the next couple of months getting them ready for the NBA draft. If you have any potential players you’d like me to work with, kindly get in touch. If they could use some help in improving their
shooting or any other aspect of their game, call me at 877-959-9400.

Send in the Clowns – Rutgers Men’s Basketball

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Saw Judy Collins last Sunday and she sang “Send in the Clowns” Should be title of my Alma Mater when picking Men’s B-Ball Coaches. 1. Kevin Bannon’s nude foul shooting. 2. Gary Waters misssing game to attend old school Hall of Fame induction. 3. Fred Hill acting like a lunatic at RU-Pittsburg baseball game and now Rice. Halfway between NYC and Phlly, Jersey has always had great talent, a prime location, wonderful academic reputation and history evenmade it tio Final Foul way back when w/ Tom Young. Now going into Big Ten, it should be a ideal coaching spot.Even has support of Bob Hurley, dean of all HS coaches

RIP Coach Jack Curran

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Jack Curran, Legendary NY HS Coach at Archbishop Molloy. He coached NBA players Brian Winters, Kevin Joyce, Kenny Smith and Kenny Anderson.
He coached 55yrs with over 900 wins in hoops and over 1700 in baseball. He surely will be missed by all who knew him


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Dwight Howard went back to Orlando and scored 39pts. on only 7 field goals. He went 25-39 from the foul line, 64% better than normal. More foul shots than all the NBA teams last night. Is this the start and will other coaches start fouling terrible foul shooters like DeAndre Jordan, Blake griffin, Kenneth Faried, JaVale Mcgee, etc

Michigan Blows Big Ten Title on the Line

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Indiana beats Michigan for the Big Ten title, coming from behind as 3 different Michigan players miss the front end of one-and-one situations. Probably the zillionith time, foul shooting determines the outcome.

900 for Vivian Stringer

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Shout out to C. Vivian Stringer, Hall of Fame Women’s B-Ball Coach at Rutgers (my Alma-Mater) on her 900 career win. Remember hearing her speak in early 1980’s in Philly at a coaches clinic with John Chaney, Chuck Daly, Jimmy Lynam and Bob Weinhauer when they were all coaching in Philly. I coached against 2 of her former players at Cheney State, Rosetta “Red” Guillford and Margaret Diaz

Will Foul Shooting Decide NBA Finals?

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For the second straight game Miami beat OKC based on fine foul shooting. Game 2 was decided by clutch free throw inc. 12-12 by LeBron. Yesterday, the Heat shot 31/35 from the line for 88% while OKC went 15/24 for 62%. When will players coaches and agents realize the importance of this lost skill.

Dr. Peter Carril

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Yesterday, Pete Carril received an honorary doctoral degree from Princeton University. Not only a tremendous coach and teacher who defeated some many of the big guys (without scholarship players, unbelievably) his practice were open to young coaches like myself. His generosity in sharing his knowledge was appreciated.