Pinch Post Moves: Shot Fake Crossover Drive Back-Crossover Drive Hook

Pinch Post Moves: Shot Fake Crossover Drive Back-Crossover Drive Hook
By Hal Wissel

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, you may read your defender’s position as having the lead foot forward and hand up on the side away from your drive step. If this occurs, 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 jumps in the path of your drive. Counter with a backward crossover dribble to the middle. Then drive across the lane with your outside hand and shoot a hook shot. When shooting the hook, place your shooting hand under the ball and your non-shooting hand on top and slightly behind the ball for protection. Lift the ball high over the reach of a shot blocker. Keep two hands on the ball until the release. Land in balance, ready to rebound a possible missed shot and make as many power moves as necessary to score. 

Shot Fake Crossover Drive Back-Crossover Drive Hook

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