One of the best ways to get high percentage baskets is guard penetration to a post dump off. The penetration forces the defensive post player to step up to stop the ball and this creates the opportunity to pass the ball off to the offensive post player. However, this only works if the post player does a great job creating space for a passing angle, and then also catches the basketball moving towards the basket.
A good post defender is going to recover pretty quickly on the dump off pass, so it is extremely important that the offensive post players technique is great on the catch and then finishing before the defensive player can recover or through contact if the post player gets back around in time. This Florida Gators drill is perfect for working on this type of action.
Drill Name: Florida Gators Line Ups Finishing Drill
Similar Drills: Guard Dump Off Shooting Drill
Drill Goal: Work on finishing after a guard penetrates and dumps the ball off to a post player.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball or heavy ball, 1 passer, 1 pad, and a defender.
Tips: Catch the ball with your momentum moving towards the basket and don't be afraid of the contact. Get your shoulders squared to basket on your finish so that you don't expose the ball to the defender.
Directions: The player is going to start a couple of feet off of the block with their butt to the baseline. The passer will be in the paint with the ball. When the drill starts the passer will make a bounce pass to the player slightly leading them to the basket and the post player will move towards the basket as they receive the pass. From this point you can choose from three different types of finishes to work on.
The first finish is a no dribble finish that is going to work on finishing before the post defender can recover and you don't need a pad for this finish.
The second finish is going to be with one dribble and it is going to work on beating the post defender to the spot and then finishing through contact.
The third finish is similar to the second in using one dribble and seeking the contact, but instead of finishing on the same side of the rim, the player is going to pivot and use the the rim to protect the finish from the shot blocker.
You can do this drill with multiple post players in a line one after the other, or in an individual workout.