When a guard penetrates down the lane, and the other team’s post defender steps up to help on the drive, a great option is for the guard to dump the ball off to the big man for a finish. However, a lot of times, big men struggle to catch the ball and then finish. This basketball post move drill will simulate this action and work on helping the big man; space, catch the ball, and then finish before the defense can recover.
When you watch this basketball training video make sure that you notice how the player is spacing on the drive, but as the ball is coming towards them, they are stepping in, catching, and finishing all in one motion. Don’t catch the ball and then move to finish; that is too slow and will allow the defense to recover. The player will use his/her inside hand to finish because they are mixing it up for the shot blocker, and they are simply trying to get the ball up on the backboard before the shot blocker can rotate over.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Pull-Through Inside Hand Finish Post Move Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1 partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on spacing when the guard drives, catching the pass, and then finishing with the inside hand.
- Get out and space as quickly as you can.
- Make sure that you are moving towards the basket as you are catching the ball.
- The goal is to get the ball up on the glass as quickly as you can for the finish.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start on the block like they are posting up, and the passer will be at about the elbow wing area with the ball.
- Now the player is going to space to the short corner like the ball was just driven down the paint.
- As they do, the partner is going to fire them a pass.
- The player must catch the pass moving towards the basket, and as they do, they are going to front pivot and finish off the backboard with their inside hand.
- If they miss the layup, they must tip the ball back in.
- After they get their make out of the net, they will pass it back out and repeat the action.
- Usually, go 6-8 reps and then switch blocks.