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Skills Checklists

5. Post play, Rebounding

Post play

  • Basic
    • rim run - sprint the floor
    • low post - line of deployment (post line)
    • meet a pass, catch, chin and check (middle)
    • strong-shoulder face up - front pivot
      • turnaround shot
      • step-thru counter (dribble option)
    • drop step - strong-hand layup, baby hook
    • spacing on dribble penetration - clean up, relocate
  • Intermediate
    • rim run - seal a trailing defender, swim move, pin and spin (leg whip)
    • get open & seal - duck in (step-over), seal out (reverse pivot), v-cut high or low, flash middle, seal in on a skip pass
    • extended post (off the block), short corner, high post
    • play off two feet in the paint
    • ballscreens - roll, pop
    • spacing on penetration - i-cut, to the dots
    • post moves
      • power move - one-dribble baseline drop step, forward pivot, shoot off both feet
        • catch in a drop step (no dribble)
        • drop and hop - one-dribble drop step, hop to a jump stop
      • turnaround shot
        • either shoulder (strong shoulder, strong side)
        • shoulder fake, drop-step fake
      • Sikma - reverse pivot, outside foot
        • shot
        • sweep baseline
        • shot fake, or jab baseline and crossover, attack middle, e.g. pull-up jump shot, running hook, turn the corner
      • Kiki - drop step, one-dribble, step back
        • rocker - step back, drive
      • spin move - forward pivot on baseline foot
        • reverse layup, counter - spin back
    • short corner - 21 position, outside-foot reverse pivot (Sikma), inside-foot forward pivot
    • high post - inside-foot front pivot (cheat step), drop step (Paul Pierce), outside-foot reverse pivot
  • Advanced
    • kick-out and re-post
    • handle the double-team
    • ballscreens - slip, re-screen
    • cross-screen, backscreen
    • Sikma
      • sweep, one-legged fadeaway off outside foot
      • jab and cross middle, step-back shot
    • power move to reverse layup
      • shot fake step-thru
      • double-pump reverse layup
    • jump hook
      • left shoulder (strong side), then either shoulder
      • no-dribble (pound hook) - forward pivot (option - catch in a drop step)
      • one-dribble drop step (power move)
      • drop and hop
      • counters - step thru (up and under), reverse pivot, step across (Kevin McCleery)
        • second pivot, e.g. spin back
    • back-in (crab) dribble (middle)
      • jump hook (counters)
      • drop step & spin baseline
        • power layup, jump hook, shot, fadeaway
        • counter - step-thru (spin back)
      • half (fake) spin
        • jump shot, fadeaway, hook shot
        • counters - step thru (spin back), step across (step back)up

Rebounding

  • Basic
    • outlet pass, escape dribble, break-out dribble
    • offensive - follow your shot
  • Intermediate
    • defensive
      • perimeter - hit and find the ball
      • inside - hit and hold (step through, reverse pivot, clear the paint)
    • offensive - step-over (swim), spin move, rebounding triangle, safeties
  • Advanced
    • tippingup


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