The technique that a post player uses to finish around the basket can be the different between a made basket/foul on the defender, or a blocked shot. A lot of players will open up their body to the defender when the go to finish, and this allows the defender a clear line to the ball.
With this basketball post move drill you are going to practice catching the ball, squaring your shoulders to the basket, and then finishing with your outside hand. This move will be used when a ball handler drives down the lane, and the big man spaces slightly for the drop off and finish at the basket.
Drill Name: Pull Through Finish Post Move
Drill Goal: Work on your footwork, catching, squaring up to the basket, and finishing at the rim.
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball and a partner.
Tips: Player needs to get out quickly and then be attacking the rim as he/she is catching the ball. Make sure that the player does not travel. Change the angle of your passes and make it hard for the player to catch the ball.
Steps: Player will start by posting up on the top side of the block and passer will be out near the top of the key with the ball. When the coach says go the player is going to quickly back towards the baseline (simulating the ball being driven down the middle of the lane). The passer is going to whip the ball at the post player and as the ball is coming to player he/she is going to catch and pivot over top so that their shoulders are squared to the basket. From here they are going to jump off two feet and finish with their outside hand. Complete the desired amount of repetitions and then switch sides and repeat.