A ball screen can be a great way to get a quality shot off or create a scoring opportunity for another teammate. For this basketball shooting drill, though, it will focus on the ball handler getting a pull-up jump shot off of the ball screen. The defense can guard a ball screen multiple different ways, but this off the dribble basketball shooting drill will work on when the other team’s big man sits in the paint on the ball screen.
This may be because the defender has slower feet and cannot get out to hedge, or simply because the defense wants their big man to stay home and guard the paint. It will be tough for the ball handler to come off of the screen and get an angle to attack the basket because the big man is already sitting in the paint, so this leaves the pull-up jump shot at the elbow. This is a great teaching basketball drill and a great drill to work on a specific game situation.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: High Ball Screen Pull Up Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 chairs, and a partner (optional).
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on using a high ball screen and then shooting a pull-up jump shot.
- Always set your defender up before using the ball screen and change up your speeds.
- Come tight to the screen so that the defender cannot squeeze through.
- Jump straight up and down on your pull up jump shot.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a chair just above the top of the key and one just below the right elbow.
- The player will start with the ball up by half court to the left of the chair, with the token defender guarding them (optional).
- The player is now going to dribble down, set their defender up, and then come off tight to the chair using it as a ball screen.
- They are going to dribble to the elbow area and then shoot a pull-up jump shot.
- After this, they will reset and repeat the drill.
- After the desired amount of repetitions, switch sides.