One of the most important elements to your practice, especially when you are working without your coaches, is that it is both deliberate and intentional. In other words, don't just pick up a basketball and start shooting. What shot are you working on? What move are you trying to develop?
Make sure you are concentrating on the elements of execution and going at a pace and speed that will translate to success on the court. We had Kevin Eastman speak to our team last season and he told some stories on Kobe Bryant and the "intentionality of his workouts."
Eastman had been told that Kobe might go to the gym and spend two or three hours working on one move -- ONE MOVE!
When Eastman ran into Kobe they talked about that and he asked Kobe, "How long do you work on a particular move?"
To which Kobe replied, "Until."
That's the mentality of a professional and a great player. They don't get bored with the repetition of developing their skill.
They work "until."