Star Drill Freeze Fake 3 Pointers

Star Drill Freeze Fake 3 Pointers


Shooting a basketball on the move is a completely different feel than just standing, catching, and shooting a basketball. To be accurate, it takes proper footwork and basketball shooting mechanics. The better you can lock-in on the details of shooting a basketball, the better of a shooter you will be.

The star shooting drill will give you plenty of reps shooting on the move and improve conditioning. Becoming a great shooter is all about confidence, and the way you build that is through basketball shooting drills and repetition.

The freeze fake 3 point shot is a pretty advanced type of shot, and it takes a while to master it. It is excellent, though, for judging whether the defender will close out short or not. If you freeze fake and the defender does close out short, you can go right into your shot, and if they close out all the way, you can bring the ball down. It is similar to a shot fake, but not quite the same. This basketball drill will give you plenty of repetitions to work on the freeze fake shot from different spots on the floor.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Star Drill Freeze Fake 3 Pointers

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on shooting on the move, having the proper footwork, and also improve conditioning.


Coaching Points

  • Don’ drift on your shot.
  • Stay in your shot until it misses or makes.
  • Open up the right way to the basketball each time.
  • The passer needs to move around the floor according to where the shooter is going.
  • The shooter must run in a straight line to each spot; don’t round off your cuts.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start in either corner at the 3 point line.
  • The passer will be at the top of the key with a basketball, and the rebounder will be under the basket with the other ball.
  • The shooter will shoot 6 total free fake 3 point shots and in this order; corner, top of the key, opposite corner, opposite wing, opposite wing, and then finish in the corner you started in.
  • The shooter must run in a straight line to the next shot.
  • The passer needs to make it game-like and hit the shooter just as he gets to the spot to simulate coming off a down screen or making a sharp cut to get open for a shot.
  • The next time you start the drill, begin in the opposite corner.
  • The pattern that the shooter makes when running should resemble the outline of a star.


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