Finishing with a hook shot around the basket consistently takes practice and a lot of repetitions. This basketball drill will help you do that. It will help you learn the motion of using a leg whip and getting right into your hook shot on the block.
You want to make sure that you are not over-rotating and opening up your chest to the defender because that will allow them a chance to block the hook shot. Keeping your body in between the defender and the ball protects the basketball and allows you to get off your hook shot. Repetition is key in building muscle memory and training your body to do a specific move, and this basketball post move drill will help you develop your hook shot.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Hook Shot Gather Finish Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- How to Do a Leg Whip Post Move in Basketball
- How to do a Drop Step Post Move in Basketball
- How to do a Duck In Post Move in Basketball
Goals of the Drill
- Work on your leg whip and hook shot move.
- Make sure that you are going into your leg whip motion as you are picking the basketball up, or it will be a travel.
- Do not open your chest up to the basket, or the defender will have a chance to block your shot.
- Practice putting an arc on your shot to get it over the shot blocker.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a basketball on each block and have the partners stand behind the basketballs.
- The player is going to start at either basketball and bend down to pick it up.
- As they do, they will leg whip towards the middle and then shoot a hook shot.
- After they shoot, they will run over to the other ball and do the same thing.
- Partners get the rebound and place the ball back on the block each time.
- The player can go for a certain time, a number of shots, or a number of makes.