The Euro step move is a great way to finish around the basket in basketball and avoid a charge or shake off a defender. Many basketball players use this move, but probably the most famous for using it is Manu Ginobili or James Harden. The Euro step is a great move, but you need to learn the right basketball fundamentals to execute it and make it effective.
This basketball drill video will teach you how to do a Euro step and then also have a player demonstrate the move so that you can see exactly how it is done. When doing this basketball move, there are two things that you need to remember; be under control and then also sell your move. These two things are essential for this move to work.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: How to Do a Euro Step in Basketball
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a partner, and a basket.
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Goals of the Drill
- Learn the proper technique and footwork for the Euro step finish.
- Protect the basketball when you make your move by either cradling it or bringing it over/under the defender’s hands.
- You can finish the move in several different ways:
- Same hand/foot
- Opposite hand/foot
- Leaner (Steve Nash)
- This is a great move to use in transition or if a defender is setting up to take a charge.
- Take a big side-to-side step when you make the move.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Dribble towards the basket with your right hand, and as you are coming to a coach or imaginary defender, plant with your right foot and pick the basketball up.
- Step laterally onto your left foot and bring the ball across your body by cradling it or bringing it over/under the defender’s hands.
- Jump off your left foot and finish the shot by either laying it in, floater, leaner, etc.
*** If you drive to your left, do everything opposite.