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b) 2-minute challenge
5 spots, make 3 shots from each spot in 2 minutes - a layup, pull-up, and 3-point shot. Get your rebound, toss it out to the 3-point line, on any miss, re-do it.
See YouTube video - 2-minute shooting challenge.
Also see Shooting - 32.
c) 6-shot series
5 spots, use toss-outs, from each spot make a
- right-hand layup
- left-hand layup
- pull-up going right
- pull-up going left
- triple-threat 3-point shot.
Make a free throw after each spot.
Watson catches with his back to the basket and uses a reverse-pivot, with a sweep move on layups and pull-ups (not a crossover step), i.e. situational pivot foot.
Will Regan - reverse pivot on your permanent pivot foot,
- sweep and go layup
- sweep and cross layup (can jab and cross)
- sweep and go pull-up
- sweep and cross pull-up
- reverse pivot jump shot.
See YouTube videos - 6-shot series, Ultimate shooting workout.
Also see Shooting - 32, Billy Donovan workouts (spot shooting).
d) Mid-range jumpers
Put a ball on a chair at each elbow. Run across, pick up a ball, take a one-dribble pull-up outside the chair, rebound then put the ball back on the chair.
Repeat with the other ball, continue.
Progressions - two-dribble pull-ups, stepbacks, floaters.
(Variation - pick up the ball and shoot)
e) Create space
5 spots, right-handers start from the left corner (use a toss-out), drive middle with their right hand, do a pullback jump shot (a drag stepback), have to make that to move to the next spot.
The pullback can be a crossover, (reverse) between the legs, or behind the back.
After 5 makes, start over, toss the ball out, pullback, hesitation, drive to the basket and finish (or crossover and drive).
Make a total of 10 shots.
See YouTube video - Create space drill.
Also see Dribbling - Stepbacks, Tony Watson series (drag pullbacks).