12 Things That GREAT Shooters Do
After many years of working with some of the best shooters in the world, I have learned that not everyone shoots the same way. However, there are some common threads, mostly mental, that run through with all great shooters.
Driving the ball and keeping it low on changes makes you quicker and more effective with your dribble. Here is a progression to help drive the ball, change dribble and get your jump shot. Be sure to get back to your shooting foot.
This is a condensed version of perimeter workout progressions with the emphasis being on using an inside pivot
"Drive Middle, EuroTurn, Jumpshot." When driving the middle, your defender will eventually have to get to your inside hip. When he does, use a front pivot to create space for your jump shot.
"Drop Step, Dribble, Layup." When you get the ball on the wing, use your body as a spacer. As your defender comes over the top to contest the pass, keep him there with your hip and drop step to leave him behind as you go to the basket.
Challenging your ball handling makes all parts of your game better. Here we make a series of quick crossover dribbles into a jump shot. Try "Single Crossover Over The Top Jumpshot."
Acting with immediacy is essential for quality offense. In Catch, Rip, 1 Dribble Jump Shot, we make an immediate direction change upon the catch to create space for a jump shot.
Catch the ball on the run and, using your inside foot as your pivot foot, rip to the middle. One dribble gets you back to your shooting foot, clear your defender for the jump shot.