A great way to master a specific move in basketball is to break it down and work on the move one step at a time. That is exactly what this basketball drill is going to do. The move that you are breaking down is the shot fake one dribble pull or shot fake attack the basket finish. After learning the footwork for the move, you can check out our basketball shooting drills section and build onto the footwork you just learned.
You are really going to focus on making sure that the player gets squared up on the shot fake, sells the move, and then practices putting the ball down and going somewhere with the first dribble. This shot fake basketball shooting drill is instructed by Mercer University’s assistant basketball coach Doug Esleeck. He will explain the drill, and then one of his players will demonstrate how to do it.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Square Up Shot Fake Pound Dribble Footwork Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 3 cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on footwork and getting squared up to the basket before shot faking and attacking off the dribble.
- Get yourself squared up each time and sell your shot fake.
- Push off your back foot and attack with your one dribble; go somewhere with the dribble.
- Keep your eyes up while you attack.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up 3 cones just inside the 3 point line on both wings and the top of the key.
- The player is going to start in either corner outside the arc with the ball.
- At the first cone, they will spin the ball out to themselves.
- As they are grabbing the ball, they will square up to the basket, pivoting on their inside foot.
- Now they are going to shot fake and then attack the basket with the side opposite of their pivot foot.
- They are only going to take one dribble and then stop.
- Now they will go to the next cone and repeat the move.
- After they get around the first 3 cones, they will come back, but this time they will do the move with the opposite pivot foot and the attacking dribble hand.