Ray Allen Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Ray Allen Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill


Shooting the basketball on the move is different from just standing and catching the ball for a shot. It takes the proper footwork and preparation before the ball gets to your hands if you want to be a great on the move shooter.

The Ray Allen Series basketball shooting drill is great for teaching the right footwork and then getting a lot of reps at it. Basketball drills like this really work on the player’s preparation before getting the ball; footwork, getting squared up, etc.




Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Ray Allen Straight Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

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


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve shooting on the move and learn different cuts.


Coaching Points

  • Sell your cuts and visualize a defender chasing you on the screens and cuts.
  • Don’t drift on your shot and get your body squared up.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • You will start by setting about two chairs a couple of feet outside the paint about halfway up the lane.
  • The passer will start at the top of the key and the shooter under the basket.
  • Every shot will be off the straight cut, but there are 3 different combinations of cuts that you can do before coming off for a straight cut shot.
    • There is the regular straight cut off one of the chairs.
    • Next, you can curl the first chair and come out the other side for a straight cut (figure 8 cut).
    • Lastly, you can curl a chair and then get back in the middle of the paint before straight cutting off the same chair.
  • After you shoot each time, you are going to start again in the middle of the paint.
  • Shoot 8-10 shots per player or go for a certain amount of time.


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