When a shooter uses a down screen in a basketball game, they can use several different types of cuts to get open. The way that the shooter determines what cut to use is by reading the defender. If the defender goes under the screen, you can use a fade cut; that is what this basketball shooting drill will work on.
Being able to shoot at a high percentage has a lot to do with footwork and getting into your shot the correct way, and basketball drills like this are great for working on this. With this catch and shoot basketball shooting drill, you will be able to get a number of quality repetitions using a fade cut from multiple spots on the floor. This will not only help a player become a better shooter, but it will also teach them better when and where to use this type of cut.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 5 Point Fade Cut Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs, 5 chairs, and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop the right footwork for the fade cut and get plenty of repetitions at the shot.
- Plant with your inside foot as you come to the chair but don’t break it off before you get to the chair.
- Visualize the defender going under the screen and trying to cheat the play.
- Don’t drift on the shot; catch the ball with your momentum coming back into the basket.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place 5 chairs just inside the 3 point line in both corners, on both wings, and at the top of the key.
- The shooter will shoot a total of 6 shots, one from each chair and then two at the top (one from each side of the chair).
- Before coming off for the fade cut, the shooter must set his man up each time and touch the opposite lane line first.
- Use the chair in either corner first and then work your way all the way around.