Making a good scoring move is all about reading your defender and then making the correct move before they can recover. This basketball shooting drill will work on using a screen to get open, reading that the defender is being too aggressive on the chase, and then using a dribble to create space for an open shot.
The players who are really good at this type of move can read the defender before they even catch the ball. This is what allows them to exploit the defender. With this basketball drill, you will be able to learn the correct footwork and movements that go along with executing this move and get a lot of repetitions at the move to develop confidence.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Screen the Screener to Flare Rip Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 2 cones, and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on coming off different types of screens and then using a rip through dribble to create space for the shot.
- Really focus on coming off the screen with the correct footwork and then being explosive on the rip through dribble.
- The dribble needs to be hard right into the shooting pocket; this allows for a higher percentage shot, just like a good pass.
- Make your rip-through move as you are catching the ball.
- This will make sure that the defender doesn’t have time to recover.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up a cone at the top of the arc and on the wing just outside the lane line.
- The passer will be on the left-wing, and the shooter will start on the left block.
- When the drill starts, the player will sprint to the right elbow, set a back screen, and then come off the top cone to receive the ball.
- As the player is catching the ball, they will make a rip through (chase) dribble to the left elbow for a pull-up jump shot.
- After shooting the basketball, they will go back around the top cone and flare to the wing for a pass.
- Again, as the player is catching the ball, they will rip through to the right and shoot a one-dribble pull-up.
- Reset on the left block and then repeat this same sequence.
- The player is going to cycle through 5 times for a total of 10 shots.
- Repeat the drill on the opposite side of the floor after a break, or the next player goes.