This is a fairly easy basketball drill, but it is a great for working on finishing around the basket. It is really good for young basketball players that haven't quite learned how to finish with either hand, and are having trouble getting their steps lined up on a layup.
Also, it is a good conditioning drill for big men that forces them to work on their footwork and think as they get fatigued. You are really able to build a proper foundation of how you should finish around the basket with the Mikan basketball drill. It will help the player learn the basic footwork, and then they can build off of it to some of the other more complicated finishes.