Curl Cut Finishing in the Paint Basketball Drill

Curl Cut Finishing in the Paint Basketball Drill


If you are a smaller guard or come up against a good shot blocker, you will have to be crafty when finishing in the paint around the basket. This finishing basketball drill will work on three different types of finishes that you can use in the paint off of a curl screen.

Finishing in different ways around the basket will keep the shot blocker from being able to line up your shot because they will be unsure of how you are going to finish. Also, depending on how the defense is guarding you, you will have to execute a different type of finish. If you only have one type of finish, you are going to be in trouble. Using this basketball drill, you will get lots of repetition at several different finishes, which will allow you to be comfortable with all the different finishes to use them in a game.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Curl Cut Finishing in the Paint Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a chair, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Set up the imaginary defender each time before coming off the curl screen.
  • Be under control when you curl around the chair and get into the paint.
  • Really work on selling the move and be strong with the basketball.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Place a chair on the wing just below the elbow.
  • The passer will start with the basketball on the opposite wing, and the player will start just outside the block on the same wing as the chair.
  • When the drill starts, the player will set up his imaginary defender and then curl tight off the chair towards the paint.
  • As they are curling, the partner is going to pass them the ball.
  • The player is going to catch the ball and attack the paint off the dribble.
  • They will use 1 of 3 different finishes; pro hop move, Rondo fake, or fake spin move.
  • Do each move 2-3 times and then switch sides of the lane and repeat.
  • The coach can set different finish moves if desired.


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