This game situation basketball move will be primarily used against a 2-3 zone defense, but it can also be used against man to man. This basketball drill will simulate a post player flashing from the opposite box to the free-throw line to receive a pass. He/she will then catch, face-up, and then attack the defender in front of them with a jab step and go opposite move.
In a game, you might have to kick out to a shooter if the other defenders collapse when the move is made, but for this basketball finishing drill, you will assume that they are not able to jump to the help in time. For this move to be effective, the jab must be violent and really sell the defender that you will rip through, but instead, you are going to only jab and then go the other way. Don’t be afraid of contact either after making the move cut off the defender with your body.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Game Situation Post Flash Jab and Go Opposite Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball per player, 1 pad (optional), and 1-2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Practice flashing to the high post, catching, facing up, and then making a jab step go opposite move for a finish at the basket.
- Don’t try to avoid the contact but instead, make the first contact with the pad.
- Sell your jab step and make sure that it is not lateral, but at the defender’s foot, must make them react.
- Do your best to get to the rim with only one dribble and try to finish off of two feet.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Players are going to start on the opposite block with a basketball.
- There will be a coach/partner on the near side wing and someone in the paint with a pad to simulate the defender.
- The first player up will pass the ball across the coach on the wing and then flash to the free-throw line.
- He/she will get the ball back and make a jab step at the coach/partner with the pad and then go opposite hard to the basket for a finish.
- The person with the pad is going to rid and bump the player as they drive to the basket to work on finishing with contact.