Being a great basketball shooter has a lot to do with footwork, and how you come into your shot. You want to be able to come in with a strong base, get squared up, and be balanced when you shoot the ball. This basketball footwork drill is going to work on coming into your shot and practicing your shot fake.
There isn't going to be any shot during the drill because it is all all footwork based, and learning how to come into your shot. Basketball drills like this are great for building a strong foundation for shooters, and making sure that they have the correct balance coming into their shot.
Drill Name: Square Up Shot Fake Footwork Drill
Drill Goal: Work on your footwork coming into your shot and selling your shot fake.
Equipment Needed: I basketball and 3 cones
Tips: Keep a strong base and come into it the same way every time. You should go into your shot fake the exact same way as you shoot the basketball and then pull the ball down at the last second. If you shoot your shot stepping in 1-2 than do that on the square up and if you hop into your shot practice the square up that way.
Steps: Set up a cone on each wing and one at the top of the key. The player is going to start with the basketball in either corner. He/she is going to spin the ball out to the first cone and then come up and catch the ball. As they are catching the ball they are going to square up to the basket and shot fake the ball. Right after they are going to go to the next cone and repeat the same thing. After the third cone they are going to come back around but this time coming into their square up motion on the opposite foot.