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Skills Checklists - Post Play

See YouTube skills playlists (Post play).

Getting open

  • Fast break
    • rim run, sprint the floor
    • seal a trailing defender, swim move, pin and spin (leg whip)
  • Duck in (step-over)
  • Reverse pivot if fronted (seal out)
  • Seal for a lob pass
  • V-cut high or low
  • Flash from weakside - block-to-block, middle, elbow
  • Seal in on a skip passup

Posting up

Drop-step layups (baseline)

Turnaround jump shot

Hook shots

  • Can open up to finish
  • Jump hook (see counters below)
    • strong hand, weak hand
    • jump stop
    • inside-outside stop
    • outside-inside stop
  • Running hook
  • Sky hook
  • Pound hook
    • no-dribble front pivot on the inside footup

Back-in series (middle)

Reverse-pivot (face-up) series

Baseline spin move

Step-out move

  • On a catch or live dribble, reach out with the baseline foot, front pivot, baseline shot
    • counters - step around (baseline), step thru (middle), reverse pivot (middle)up, fake reverse

Short corner (dunker spot)

High post

  • Inside-foot front pivot
    • cheat step option (break with the outside foot)
  • Inside-foot reverse pivot
    • Paul Pierce drop step on overplay
  • Outside-foot reverse pivot
  • Permanent pivot footup

Spacing on a drive

  • Ballside post
    • baseline drive - create space up the lane line
    • middle drive - clean-up position or slide baseline
  • Weakside post
    • baseline drive - curl to the middle
    • middle drive - fade to the baseline, or slide under to the other side (relocate)
  • DHO and ballscreen options if the post has no play
  • Drive from the top - relocate or drop to short cornerup

Screening

  • Ballscreens
    • pop, roll, dive
    • flip the angle, step-up screen
    • slip, re-screen
  • Dribble hand-off
  • Cross-screen, backscreenup


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