Finishing over shot blockers or bigger players requires craftiness sometimes. You are not always going to be able to finish over the top of good defenders with your athleticism. This basketball drill will work on coming in with a jump hook as a guard or a post player. It is very similar to a floater, but the finisher will keep their body in between the defender and the ball; this will keep the ball protected as they go in for the finish.
This basketball post move drill will allow the player to get a lot of repetitions in a short period of time and help the player develop confidence in the finish; it will also really help develop a soft touch. Once the player starts getting comfortable with the finishes, it will start to go pretty quickly, and it can be done every day in about 5-10 minutes. This allows the player to really develop confidence in their hook shot.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Hook Shot Warmup Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball and 1 partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on a hook shot finish around the basket with either hand.
- Jump straight up and down, don’t let your momentum carry you forward into a potentially waiting defender.
- Don’t open up your shoulders to the basket and expose the basketball as you go to the finish; this will give the shot blocker access to the ball.
- Don’t look down on the dribble.
- You can decide on a certain number of makes, number of shots, or time; it is up to you.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start just above the right block with the ball.
- When the drill starts, the player will take one dribble to the right and finish with a one-foot right-handed hook shot (can be off the backboard or straight through the basket, mix it up).
- After holding their follow-through, the player will reset and then repeat the same move.
- Once the player makes 5 or 10 one foot hook shots (depending on your time and level of the player), they will switch to two-foot hook shots and repeat the same pattern.
- After this, the player will (from the same starting point) attack to the middle and finish with a one-foot left-handed hook shot for 5 to 10 makes, followed by 5-10 two-foot finishes.
- This will all be repeated on the left block once the right side is finished.