Ball Screen Defender Goes Under Shot Basketball Drill

Ball Screen Defender Goes Under Shot Basketball Drill


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


Coaching Points

  • 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

  1. Set a chair just above the free throw lane extended on either wing.
  2. The player will dribble down the sideline below the chair, set his man up, and then come off the ball screen.
  3. 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.


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