One of the best times to take advantage of a duck in post-move is when the ball is on the other side of the paint, and the post defender is ball watching. If you can quickly flash across the defender’s face and seal them on your back, you will provide a great entry pass angle and be right at the basket for the finish.
This post-move basketball drill will work on first being able to handle the ball in the post, and then this exact situation of flashing and sealing for the post entry pass and finish.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 5 Dribble Swim Move and Seal Basketball Finishing Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a post defender, a passer, and a pad.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on handling the basketball in the post and then finishing with a swim move and seal.
- Stay in an athletic stance the whole time and keep your eyes up seeing the floor when you handle the ball.
- Hold your seal on the defender, and don’t run to the ball.
- This will allow you to have a great angle to go up and finish.
- Show your hands when looking to receive the post entry pass.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start on the block with the basketball and in an athletic stance.
- The post defender with the pad will be on the player’s back, and the passer will be diagonal of the player on the other side of the paint.
- To start this basketball drill, the post player will take 5-pound dribbles (while the post defender is pushing on them with the pad) and then step and fire a diagonal pass to the passer.
- At this point, the post defender will stand up, simulating a bad habit that defenders do in a game.
- The post player will swim-move the defender, hold the seal, and then receive the entry pass to finish.
- The player will get their own rebound and reset on the block to execute the drill again, or the next player in line will go.
- Repeat this action for the desired amount of repetitions and then switch starting blocks.