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.
- 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.