Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Overseas Basketball Experience is a detailed guide for people who dream about becoming professional basketball players. The recipe for success is a mix of many factors: talent and skills are important, but there are many other ingredients that make somebody a professional player. First of all, attitude and motivation are the driving forces to get through hard times, endless training and failures. The motto is: never give up! “Skill is developed through hours of practice”, “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”, the author says.
So, work hard and do it even when you don’t feel like doing it. That is what makes you a successful person. Working hard to reach your goals in life is a rule valid for any scope, not just sport. Learn from any situation or person you meet; be humble and take advantage of opportunities given to you. Don’t be afraid of asking for help, show your dedication and how far you are willing to go. Accept other cultures’ ways of doing things if you play abroad. Golden rules that will guide you through this sport where it is hard to emerge.
Heath Sheridan is an American Professional Basketball Player in Eastern Europe. He was a two-time Texas All-State high school player and played collegiate basketball at Illinois Tech in Chicago, IL, where he was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete. He began his professional career in Argentina, where he played for Club Guerreros 2 de Abril and Club Atletico El Porvenir. He was selected as a Liga Misionera All Star in the 2019-2020 season. Heath then played for the LAYC Professional Tour Team in the Dominican Republic and the Dragones de Tijuana in Mexico. He now plays for Košarkaški Klub Sutomore in Montenegro. He is married to Maria de Lujan Ruiz Diaz Franco.