Post Position Hook Shot Finish Basketball Drill

Post Position Hook Shot Finish Basketball Drill


Post position makes all the difference in the world when it comes to finishing around the basket. The better the position is when the player catches the ball, the higher the percentage the finish is going to be. This all comes down to the player working hard for positioning before they receive the ball.

Along with a few other key teaching points, this basketball training video will explain how to get great positioning on the block and then how to finish with a hook shot right at the basket. It is a simple move that can be very hard for the defense to guard when mastered.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Post Position Hook Shot Finish Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and two partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on proper post up positioning and then how to finish with a hook shot in the paint.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t get too low on the block; make sure that you can attack either way.
  • Don’t open up on the finish and expose the basketball to the shot blocker.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player is going to start on the block with a dummy defender behind them.
  • The ball will be on the wing with the passer.
  • When this basketball post move drill starts, the player must win the inside leg race, duck in hard, catch the basketball, and then finish with a hook shot (no dribbles).
  • If the player misses the hook shot, they will rebound the ball and put it back in.
  • Once they have made the basket, they will kick the basketball back out to the wing and repeat.


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