Drive Off Pinch Post Jump Shot and Counter Move Reverse Dribble Jump Shot

Drive Off Pinch Post Jump Shot and Counter Move Reverse Dribble Jump Shot
By Hal Wissel

Drive Left Off Pinch Post Jump Shot

Start at the top of the circle. Toss the ball in the air, catch it with a one-two stop, and see the rim. It is more difficult to shoot off the dribble when you are going to your weak-hand side. Drive step and drive to the left with your outside (away from defender) hand. Change of pace dribble off an imaginary pinch post screen, and then create space away from your defender with one or two dribbles to a 45 degree angle within your shooting range. Square to the basket by jumping behind the ball or pivoting on your inside (right) foot. Pick the ball up in front of the shooting side knee with the shooting hand on top and the non-shooting (balance) hand under the ball. When your shooting hand is on top of the ball your shooting hand will face the rim when you raise the ball to shoot. By picking the ball up at the shooting side knee, you are able to change side momentum to upward momentum and jump straight up to shoot a jump shot, rather than floating to the side. A right-handed player will have farther to go when going to the left in order to pick up the ball in front of the shooting side knee. If you are right-handed, you can use a crossover dribble to the shooting side knee when dribbling toward your weak-hand side. Shoot a bank jump shot aiming for the top near corner of the box on the backboard. Jump and land in the same spot. Exaggerate your follow through until the ball reaches the basket.

Drive Right Off Pinch Post Jump Shot 

Go back to the top of the circle, and again toss the ball out, catch it with a one-two stop, and see the rim. When shooting a jump shot off the dribble it is easier for most players when dribbling to the strong-hand side. This time, drive step and drive right using your outside hand. Change of pace dribble off an imaginary pinch post screen, and then create space away from your defender with one or two dribbles to a 45 degree angle within your shooting range. Square to the basket by jumping behind the ball or pivoting on your inside (left) foot. Pick the ball up in front of the shooting side knee with the shooting hand on top and the non-shooting (balance) hand under the ball. A left-handed player will have farther to go when going to the right in order to pick up the ball in front of the shooting side knee. If you are left-handed, you can use a crossover dribble to the shooting side knee when dribbling toward your weak-hand side. Shoot a bank jump shot aiming for the top near corner of the box on the backboard. Jump and land in the same spot. Exaggerate your follow through until the ball reaches the basket. 

Drive Off Pinch Post Jump Shot

Drive Left Off Pinch Post Counter Move Reverse Dribble Jump Shot

Start at the top of the circle. Toss the ball in the air, catch it with a one-two stop, and see the rim. It is more difficult to shoot off the dribble when you are going to your weak-hand side. Drive step and drive to the left with your outside (away from defender) hand. Change of pace dribble toward an imaginary pinch post screen. Imagine that your defender is going over the top of the pinch post screen. Reverse dribble to the middle, pivoting on your inside (right) foot, and square to the basket. Keep outside the foul lane on your reverse. Keep the ball in the same hand as you pull the ball close to your body on your reverse dribble. Pick the ball up between your knees with your shooting hand on top of the ball and your non-shooting (balance) hand under the ball. If you lose balance on your reverse dribble, make a head and shoulder fake to regain balance before taking your shot. Shoot a jump shot. Jump and land in the same spot. Exaggerate your follow through until the ball reaches the basket.

Drive Right Off Pinch Post Counter Move Reverse Dribble Jump Shot 

Go back to the top of the circle, and again toss the ball out, catch it with a one-two stop, and see the rim. When shooting a jump shot off the dribble it is easier for most players when dribbling to the strong-hand side. This time, drive step and drive to the right with your outside (away from defender) hand. Change of pace dribble toward an imaginary pinch post screen. Imagine that your defender is going over the top of the pinch post screen. Reverse dribble to the middle, pivoting on your inside (left) foot, and square to the basket. Keep outside the foul lane on your reverse. Keep the ball in the same hand as you pull the ball close to your body on your reverse dribble. Pick the ball up between your knees with your shooting hand on top of the ball and your non-shooting (balance) hand under the ball. If you lose balance on your reverse dribble, make a head and shoulder fake to regain balance before taking your shot. Shoot a jump shot. Jump and land in the same spot. Exaggerate your follow through until the ball reaches the basket.

Drive Off Pinch Post Counter Move Reverse Dribble Jump Shot

 

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