Pinch Post Moves: Shot Fake Jump Shot

Pinch Post Moves: Shot Fake Jump Shot
By Hal Wissel

Getting Open and Catching Passes at the Pinch Post
If your defender is in a denial position with a foot and hand in the passing lane between you and the ball, take your defender away, then cut to the elbow. Show the passer a target with your outside hand. On the pass, meet the ball, catching it with two hands. Use a one-two stop, landing at the elbow with your inside (closest to middle) foot landing first. Make a front turn to the middle to see the rim and your defender. Make an aggressive drive (jab) step and show the ball high. Be a triple threat to shoot, pass, or drive. Be a threat to shoot first. Make sure you read the position of your defender before making a move.

Pinch Post Shot Fake Jump Shot 
This drill gives you practice making an aggressive shot fake and jump shot. We like to say, “A shot fake is a shot not taken!”  Start at the block on the lane and toss the ball to the pinch post (elbow). Imagine that you are closely guarded and catch the ball with your back to the basket, while making a one-two stop landing on your inside (closest to middle) foot first. Make a front turn to the middle to see the rim and your defender. Be a triple threat and a threat to shoot first. Make an aggressive drive (jab) step, keeping your weight on your pivot foot. Make an aggressive shot fake to make your defender react by straightening his legs. This will enable you to jump higher than your defender and get your shot off over your defender’s reach. After the fake, move the ball to shooting position with your shooting hand behind the ball and facing the front of the rim. Shoot a jump shot. Follow through until the ball reaches the net. Land in balance and be ready to rebound the ball if the shot is missed. 

Pinch Post Moves: Shot Fake Jump Shot 

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