5 Point Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

5 Point Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill


If you look at a basketball player like Ray Allen, who uses a lot of down screens to score, you will see the importance of basketball drills like this one. You will see how he is able to move without the basketball and use screens to get a quality look at the basket.

The goal of the 5 point straight cut basketball shooting drill is to help you work on shooting off a down screen. It is a different feel than just catching and shooting the basketball at a standstill because it involves having good footwork and getting your body squared up before each shot. Learn and practice the proper footwork and technique with this basketball shooting drill.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 5 Point Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 5 chairs, a basketball, and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on shooting off of a down screen and using a straight cut.


Coaching Points

  • Visualize your defender, set him up before coming off, and mix up your speeds from slow to fast.
  • Get out so that you can be moving back in towards the basket when you catch the basketball, don’t drift.
  • Over emphasize setting your defender up have the shooter touch the opposite lane line first before coming off the chair for the shot.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • You will place 5 chairs just inside the 3 point line, one in each corner, one on each wing, and one at the top of the key.
  • The shooter will start under the basket, set his man up, and then come off the left corner chair for a straight cut shot.
  • He/she is then going to reset under the basket before coming off of the next chair.
  • You will shoot one shot off of each chair except the middle chair, and for that chair, you will shoot one shot from each side; this equals a total of 6 shots.


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