While players in Europe spend time working on fundamentals at the highschool level(or at least that age), Americans spend time working in the weight room. Or at least that's the way it is at our school. All year we worked more in the weight room then on the court. Most of the players on the team never even play outside of school. As for me I'm most of the time practicing at my house or going downtown for pickup games. I try to learn the game, and practice what I learn on the court. While some people watch the game simply to see who wins, or to see the highlight dunks and plays, I watch to study the players moves. And so, the results don't lie, I'm one of the weakest on the team but the best player and overall the team is the worst in our D1 league in scoring and field goal percentage. Also on a higher level players like Gasol and Parker are great players just not as strong. There are still exceptions such as tyson chandler and dmiles, who oviously didn't spend much time in the weight room.