If the on-ball defender goes under the ball screen, it means one of three things. They are either playing the ball handler as a non-shooter, are a lazy defender, or just got caught by a good screen. If you allow the defender to keep going under the screen without making him/her pay, they will keep doing it. If you don’t make them pay for going under, then your ball screen basically becomes a non-factor.
The ball screen defender goes under basketball drill will work on stopping behind the screen and shooting a 3 pointer. This will most likely be an uncontested 3 point shot, but it is a different feel than a catch and shoot shot, so you need to practice this specific type of basketball shot. This move is one of the basketball fundamentals of using a ball screen and is essential for any basketball player that uses ball screens.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Ball Screen Defender Goes Under Shot Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, a chair, and a basket.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on reading the ball screen and then shooting the ball behind the screen if the defender goes under.
- Sell like you are coming off the ball screen because you don’t know till the last second whether the defender will go under or over the screen.
- See the floor, and don’t drift on your shot.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set a chair just above the free throw lane extended on either wing.
- The player will dribble down the sideline below the chair, set his man up, and then come off the ball screen.
- As the player comes off the ball screen, he will visualize his defender going under the screen and then pull up for a 3 pointer.