These basketball finishing drills are from the Xavier Men’s Basketball Newsletter.
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2 vs. 1 Finishing Toughness
Screener hands the ball to the offense.
Defensive man starts next to the offensive man.
Once the ball is handed to the offensive player, the offensive player uses the screen to shakd the defender.
Offensive player looks to score on the help defender or to dish to #3 (probably a bounce pass on the baseline side of the defense. We fake the pass in front, but don’t throw the ball away in front of the defense
X1 can rotate to #3
Keys: Bounce pass is usually the best pass because X4 will probably close out with high hands.
Get tight off the screen. Work on both sides of the floor.
Big Finishing Toughness
The defender in the middle plays to block the shot or alter the shot.
Offensive player tries to make a strong intelligent move.
Don’t use a dribble unless absolutely necessary.
Move and Counter Move Toughness
Coach throws a high arcing pass to the offense.
Offense rips the ball while defense gets into the shirt of the offense.
Offense drives by the defense (the defense cannot move laterally.
Offense finishes over the help defender at the rim, use a counter move if needed.
Be tough with the initial rep and with the finish
Use counter move on a big defender.