Have you ever tried playing a Basketball game on an empty stomach? Its not fun right! Before any game or practice you must eat but not over eat. Carbs are energy that your body stores and uses, if you eat pasta or pizza two hours before a game or practice you will find it easier to dunk during that game or hard practice. 

If you are looking to make it big in the game of Basketball I would suggest for you to go to a nutritionist, the nutritionist will check out your body fat % and with your height they will find out how many carbs, calories, and protein you will need to consume before your game or practice. 

If a nutritionist is a little out of your budget, instead you can click here for a free calculator to check how many calories you will burn during your game or workout. After seeing how many calories you will burn you should eat that amount before games and hard practices.