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Skills Checklists

3. Finishing

  • Basic
    • regular layup off one foot - dominant hand
    • jump stop (shoot off two feet in traffic)
    • primary move, secondary move
    • give and go, backdoor cut
  • Intermediate
    • regular layup off one foot - non-dominant hand
    • underhand (finger roll)
    • reverse layup (baseline dribble) - regular (inside-hand finish), Euro (baseline-hand finish)
    • finish on the other side - baby hook, tight scoop
    • power finish - outside-inside stride stop (skip off inside foot), outside-hand finish
      • counters - step back or spin away (e.g. baby hook, jump hook, fadeaway), then step-thru (and spin back), if step-thru taken away, step around (then step back) or reverse pivot (but lose vision), spin back
      • inside-hand finish
      • floater
    • split move (Dave Smart) - attack middle, skip off the inside foot, push off top foot toward the basket, finish with inside hand off inside foot (outside-inside footwork)
    • pro hop - slice, slide
      • hard last dribble, jump off two feet, land on two
      • take the ball overhead, or behind the back
      • counters - step thru, reverse pivot, step across
      • Drew Hanlen - pound dribble then hop two feet to two feet, pick up the ball after the hop
    • Euro-step or Ginobili - 45-degree out-in or in-out, pound the ball on the 3rd last step,
      • outside-inside - take the ball across high or low, regular finish, over the front of the rim, floater or runner (off one foot), half reverse, goofy-foot (other hand)
      • inside-outside (inverted) - outside hand (goofy-foot), inside hand
    • foot-cross move - defender beats you to a spot, punch the last dribble, go across your body with the outside foot, one more step to finish (turn the defender, too far away to Euro-step)
    • fake a pass
    • wrap behind the back (regular or power layup)
    • one-hand pickup (high off the glass, protect with the off arm)
    • running hook
    • baseline drive from the corner
      • glide - finish over the front of the rim with the other hand
      • reverse layup
      • slide - jump off the inside foot into a jump stop facing the baseline, finish with the hand furthest from the defender
    • rocker - pullback dribble, head fake, blow by (or cross or between, blow by)
  • Advanced
    • inside hand off the outside foot
    • side-arm (protect the ball)
    • reverse layup off two feet
    • half reverse - inside-hand finish
    • spin pullback - other side of the rim
      • counter - upfake, step thru
    • half spin (fake)
      • fake spin middle, spin back, goofy-foot floater high off the backboard
    • Tony Parker - cross spin, between spin
    • floater - tear-drop off one foot or a hop or stride stop, dribble hand or strong-hand finish
    • runner - Steve Nash one-legged shot
    • goofy-foot - outside hand and foot (Tony Parker), inside hand and foot (Rajon Rondo)
    • extension finish (Coach Nick) - inside-outside stride stop, outside-hand finish
    • Rondo move - stride stop (outside-inside), fake goofy-foot half reverse, spin to a baby hook, jump hook, or shot
      • counters - step-thru, goofy-foot step-across
    • double-pump reverse - go up for a regular layup, switch hands, under for a reverse layup
    • Jamal Crawford - cross. between or behind (or double behind), hop back the other way (see scissors stepback, behind the back sidestep), can bring the ball behind the back to finishup

2007-18 Eric Johannsen