Back-Crossover Dribble, Drive, Hook Shot Drill

By Hal Wissel 

Back-Crossover Dribble, Drive, Hook Shot Drill
Toss the ball so it bounces at the offensive left elbow. Catch the ball while using a one-two stop. After catching the ball at the pinch post, make a front turn to the middle, pivoting on your inside foot. See the rim and your defender. Be a triple threat and a threat to shoot first. Make a drive step, keeping your weight on your pivot foot.
After the drive step, imagine your defender’s position as having the lead foot forward and hand up on the side away from your drive step. Make a crossover step past your defender’s lead foot while keeping your weight on your pivot foot. Push a dribble out with your outside hand (the hand away from the defender) to create space past your defender. Keep your head up and eyes on the basket. Protect the ball with your inside hand and your body. Imagine that your defender stays with you. Make a backward crossover-dribble, then drive across the lane to a position close to the rim. Shoot a hook-shot. By driving close to the rim you are trying to get your imaginary defender’s hands under the rim, so he is unable to block your hook shot. We like to say “Put your defender in jail.” 

Back-Crossover Dribble, Drive, Hook Shot Drill

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