This is more of an advanced basketball move, but this basketball shooting drill will help you master it. If mastered, it can be very effective, especially in transition. When first practicing this move, you may want to slow it down and practice it at half speed or three-quarter speed to make sure that you don’t travel. You would use the jab step go opposite basketball move when the defender is closing you out and is not under control.
The key is to really sell that you are going one way to get the defender to jump to cut you off. That will leave the opposite direction wide open for a one-dribble pull-up. This basketball drill will give you plenty of repetitions at the move to help you master it.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Backpedal Jab Step Go Opposite Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop good footwork, work on the jab step, and practice shooting the basketball the right way.
- Make sure that you do not travel.
- The move is no good if you travel when doing it.
- Keep your eyes up and sell the move with your eyes, body, jab step, and ball.
- Make sure that you are jabbing towards the imaginary defender’s foot, don’t jab to the side.
- Step into your shot and shoot it straight up and down, don’t drift.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start 6-8 feet behind the 3 point line on either wing.
- There is also going to be one rebounder and one passer.
- The player is going to run in towards the 3 point line.
- He/she will receive the basketball at the 3 point line, jab at the imaginary defender, go opposite with one dribble, and then shoot a pull-up shot.
- After shooting the basketball, they will backpedal out past the 3 point line to where they started before coming back in.
- If you want to work more on conditioning, you can have the player backpedal out to the half-court line before coming back in.