If the basketball player using the ball screen isn’t a great shooter, then there is a good chance that the defender will go under on the ball screen action. However, there is a way to make the defense pay for going under, even with a poor shooter.
When the defender goes under the ball screen, the big man can immediately turn around and re-screen them. This time the screen is even lower, so the not so good shot from the 3 point line becomes a much higher percentage 15-footer shot if the defender chooses to go under again. Reading the defense and making the correct read on the ball screen is important for any player that is going to handle the basketball in a game. This is a great basketball drill to teach you the basketball fundamentals of using a ball screen against this type of defense.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Ball Screen Defender Goes Under Re-Screen Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, a chair, and a basket.
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Goals of the Drill
- Use the ball screen and then immediately use the re-screen and look for a 15 footer jump shot.
- Set your man up before coming off the screen and sell your move.
- Don’t let the imaginary defender recover after you come off the first screen; immediately come off the re-screen.
- Keep your eyes up and see the floor the whole time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place one chair at about the free-throw line extended on either wing.
- Have the line of players start 6-8 feet above the chair along the sideline.
- The first player is going to dribble down the sideline and get below the chair.
- Now he/she will set their imaginary defender up, come off the ball screen, and then immediately come back off the re-screen.
- Shoot a 15 foot pull up jump shot or practice finishing at the basket after the re-screen action.