Low Post Moves: Front Turn Baseline Bank Jump Shot or Crossover Middle Hook

Low Post Moves: Front Turn Baseline Bank Jump Shot or Crossover Middle Hook
By Hal Wissel

When you catch the ball in the low post, use a jump stop, landing outside the lane and above the block. On the pro lane, land outside the lane and split the hash mark above the block. By catching the ball above the block, or splitting the hash mark above the pro lane, you will be able to shoot a bank shot after a front turn to the baseline. 

Front Turn Baseline Bank Jump Shot

If you cannot see or feel your defender after catching the ball in the low post, your defender is behind you. Make a front turn to the baseline to see your defender. On the front turn, make an aggressive drive step. A drive step is a short (8 to 10 inch) jab step with one foot straight at the basket. The drive step should make your defender react with a retreat step. Keep your eyes on the rim and your defender. Be a triple threat to shoot, pass, or drive. Hold the ball high with your hands in shooting position. Be sure to maintain your balance, and don’t rush. Depending on your defender’s reaction, you can then shoot a bank jump shot or make a crossover step to the middle for a hook. If the defender’s hands are down or the defender retreats on your drive step, shoot a bank jump shot. Aim for the top near corner of the box on the backboard. Land in balance, ready to rebound a possible miss with two hands. When you rebound a missed shot, use a power move to score. 

Front Turn Baseline Bank Jump Shot

 

Front Turn Baseline Crossover Middle Hook

If you cannot see or feel your defender after catching the ball in the low post, your defender is behind you. Make a front turn to the baseline to see the rim and your defender. On the front turn, make an aggressive drive step and show the ball high. Be a triple threat to shoot, pass, or drive. Hold the ball with your hands in shooting position. Be sure to maintain your balance, and don’t rush. If your defender extends on your shot fake with hands up, hold for a count of one before making your next move. Take a crossover step to the middle with the same foot you used for the drive step. As you cross over to the middle, aggressively move the ball across the front of your body to hook shot position with your shooting hand under the ball. Hold the ball back, protecting it with your head and shoulders. Pivot in toward the basket and shoot a hook shot. Land in balance, ready to rebound a possible miss with two hands. When you rebound a missed shot, use a power move to score. 

Front Turn Baseline Crossover Hook

 

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