This is a great basketball drill for quick big men or big wing players because they have an advantage in the mid-post area. However, every basketball player should be able to effectively sweep the basketball past their defender if given the lane.
Players need to be efficient with the ball and not waste movement. Often, players aren’t slow; they are just very inefficient with their movements and don’t really go anywhere on their moves. So as you are going through this basketball finishing drill, really focus on being efficient with your movements and being explosive.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Box Drill Sweeps Finish
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your footwork and be able to make a move with either foot being your pivot foot and be able to pivot forward and backward.
- Keep your eyes up when you make the move.
- Go north and south, not east and west.
- Take a straight line to the basket and be strong with the ball.
- Be explosive with your moves and try to finish with only one dribble.
- Push the ball out and get to the basket.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- You will do two moves out of each pivot and in this order; left foot reverse, right foot reverse, left foot forward, and right foot forward.
- Start on the left block facing the free-throw line.
- Spin the ball out to yourself at the elbow and then run out there and get it.
- When you grab the ball, jump-stop on two feet and be strong with the ball.
- Use your first pivot move and then sweep to the basket for a finish.
- Use whatever finish you want at the basket and then get the ball out of the net and proceed to the opposite lane line.
- Alternate lane lines each time.