Ray Allen Fade Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Ray Allen Fade Cut Basketball Shooting Drill


To be a great basketball shooter, it is not just enough to be able to stand at the three-point line and catch and shoot. You also need to be able to shoot the basketball on the move and off of screens. This means that you need to use different basketball drills to get used to moving, cutting, and coming into your shot from different angles and spots on the floor.

This basketball shooting drill is great for simulating game speed shot off of down screens. This basketball drill is named after Ray Allen, who was one of the best at moving without the basketball and shooting off screens. As much as this drill will work on shooting, it is also going to work on footwork. This means that you need to really lock-in on the correct footwork for setting up your defender, using the screen, and then, finally, using the fade cut.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Ray Allen Fade Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 chairs, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Set your man up on each cut and mix in slow to fast on your cuts.
  • Visualize how you would do it in a game.
  • Jump straight up and down on your shot, don’t drift.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set a chair on each side of the paint about 2 feet outside of the lane.
  • Passer stands at the top of the key, and shooter stands under the basket.
  • There are three different types of cuts.
    • 1. There is the regular fade cut off of one of the chairs.
    • 2. There is the figure 8 cut where you curl off of the first chair and then come back down in the paint and immediately fade cut off of the other chair for the shot.
    • 3. Is the curl around the chair, cut back into the paint, pause in the middle, and then fade cut around the same chair for the shot.
  • Set your man up each time and fade cut before every shot.
  • Do 10 shots in a row and mix in all three different cuts as you do.


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