A drop is the act of splitting your feet and dropping into an explosive driving position, with the dribble (outside) foot forward.
1) Split catch - attack a close-out
2) Drop moves
- start a dribble attack
See YouTube playlists - Drop (split catch)
, Drop (off the dribble)
, Inverted drop
, Drop pivot
, Hip swivel
, Pocket dribble
, Ballscreen reads
1) Split catch
Catch with split feet to attack a close-out, the pushing foot is back, attack with a back-foot cross-step drive.
- attack the opposite way, cross-step with the front foot
- from a split stance, step up or step back, shoot
- split catch to stop-separation move
- use ball fakes
(shake, sweep) in a drop stance
- lift from a corner
, catch with split feet to attack with the outside hand.
Doc Scheppler - Why the hop is the secret
(YouTube) - attack the closeout, if the defender is running out, react with your feet, split and sprint, catch and land with split feet, the pushing foot is back, crossover drive.
Coach Nick - Split and go
(YouTube) - triple threat is dead, you want to attack on the catch, catch to shoot (use the hop) or split to go.
Thomas Soltau - The drop
(YouTube) - land in a wide stance, pull the ball towards your back leg into a protected position. On a closeout towards the ball, rip under (if smaller) or swing over (if taller) and attack the opposite way; on a closeout not towards the ball, take that side and attack. Shoot if there is a slow or no closeout.
See Shooting - Beat the closeout
, Thrive3 footwork
(Stride-stop pull-up), Angled pull-up
, Multi-stop separation
2) Drop moves
Open stance (triple threat, or pound dribble), pound dribble to the hip pocket and split the feet to land in a wide drop position, ballside foot forward, attack with a cross-step drive into a pull-up, step-back etc. Other options:
- speed stop, speed-stop exchange, punch drag, inverted drag (see Multi-stop separation)
Set-up options into a drop include
- lateral bound
Progression - closed stance - cross-step to a closed stance (protect the ball), pocket dribble and hip swivel to a drop position.
3) Hip switch move
Moves that can be used to land in a blow-by (drop) position include a scissor between-the-legs, and a skip hesitation.
A hip swivel can be used when the inside foot is ahead (a closed stance). Attack the basket using a rhythm dribble, when the ball and inside foot hit at the same time, hip switch to a drop position, attack with a one-dribble pull-up.
Progression - hip switch, push crossover counter.
Option - start the attack dribble from a split stance, using a drop, inverted drop, drop pivot, or inverted drop pivot.
See YouTube videos - 5-minute shooting workout, John Wall scissor step, 3 killer freeze moves, Carmelo Anthony hip rotation.