This drill came from Drew Hanlen. He is an NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant that has helped over 25 NBA and NBA pre-draft players.
Drew is the Head Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball.
He has run his internationally renowned Elite Skills Clinics in over 30 states and 4 countries over the past four years.
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This is a great drill to work on screening, using screens, passing and catching!
Ball handler will start with the ball at the top of the key and will be pressured by an on-ball defender, while another offensive player will start under the rim with a defender in full denial. Two all-time screeners will start just outside each second hash mark.
Offensive player under the rim will try to free themselves from their defender by using the screeners in any way that they want (curl, pop, fade, wiggle, etc), while their defender will try to deny them from receiving a pass from the ball handler.
If the offensive player frees themselves from their defender, the ball handler will complete a pass to them.
After passing the ball, the original ball handler will make a basket cut to the rim, while the offensive player that received the ball will dribble the ball to the top of the key.
The offensive team will try to complete eight catches in a row, while the defenders try to get a steal or force a turnover. Ball handler can be called for a five-second violation.
If the offensive players successfully complete eight catches in a row, they will become the next screeners, the defenders will stay on defense and the screeners will move to offense. If the defenders get a steal or force a turnover, they will become the next screeners, the offensive players will move to defense and the screeners will move to offense.