The Euro step move is a great way to finish around the basket and avoid a charge or shake off a defender. A lot of basketball players use this move, but probably the most famous for using it is Manu Ginobli or James Harden. The Euro step is a great move, but to make it effective you need to learn the right basketball fundamentals to executing it.
This video will teach you how to do a Euro step and then also have a player demonstrate the move so that you can see exactly how it is done. When doing this move there are two things that you need to remember; be under control and then also sell your move. These two things are essential for this move to work.
Drill Name: How to Do a Euro Step
Similar Drills: How to Do a Decelerated Euro Step
Drill Goal: Learn the proper technique and footwork for the Euro step finish.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a partner, and a basket.
Tips: Protect the basketball when you make your move by either cradling it or bringing it over/under the defenders hands. You can finish the move several different ways; same hand/foot, opposite hand/foot, leaner (Steve Nash), etc. This is a great move to use in transition or if a defender is setting up to take a charge. Take a big side to side step when you make the move.
- Dribble towards the basket with your right hand and as you are coming to coach or imaginary defender plant with your right foot and pick the basketball up.
- Step laterally onto your left foot and bring the ball across your body by cradling it or bringing it over/under the defenders hands.
- Jump off of your left foot and finish the shot by either laying it in, floater, leaner, etc.
*** If you drive to your left do everything opposite.