Basketball Systems, Skills & Drills

Angled pull-up
DJ Sackmann

See YouTube video - Angled pull-up.

An extended stepback used by Kawhi Leonard.

Lift from the corner, catch a pass with split feet (inside foot back), attack with an outside-hand dribble, push off the inside foot, open the hips, take three more steps and one dribble into a pull-up jumper.

See Blast cut layups, Shooting - Calipari one-ball, Pull-thru.

Under FIBA rules since 2017, to catch a pass on the move and get a choice of pivot foot, 2 can catch on one foot (gather step) and step with the other foot to stop, or hop off the gather step to land on two. A pivot foot is not declared until one foot is lifted, use a cross-step to avoid a travel call. Another option (not new) is catch with both feet in the air and land on two, e.g. a hop pivot (with no gather step). See Library - FIBA Travel Rule.

- no extra dribble, see 3 separation moves and 2 midrange moves (bump-off), 4 ways to shoot a step-back (extended stepback)
- lateral bound to a drop stance, step up to shoot (4 hesitation moves)
- step-out move, see Step-back vs step-out.
Drew Hanlen - 3 separation moves,
a) same-foot stop or stepback - punch dribble, hop back to land on two
b) bump-off - nudge your defender with the inside shoulder while pound dribbling the ball, float (step outside, cross-step, pick up the ball, square up)
c) behind the back pullback - drive downhill, lunge with the outside foot, pull back, hop (foot replacement); variation - pull back, cross-step into a 1-2.
Augie Johnston - 4 ways to shoot a step-back,
a) regular stepback (diagonally)
b) extended stepback - use an in-and-out dribble to pull the ball, push off the inside foot to the outside foot, cross-step into an inside-outside shot (for a rightie going right, focus on turning the hips)
c) hesi stepback - hang dribble into a stepback (turn dribble sidestep, touch stepback), also see Develop a nasty hesi
d) through the legs stepback - hard between the legs, jump back opposite (scissor stepback).
Augie Johnston - 4 hesitation moves,
a) 1-2 step hesi - drive, stop 1-2 (speed stop), rise up, inside-outside dribble and show shot, go by
b) hesi load-up - skip hesitation, blow by
c) stepback hesi - push off the inside foot, hesitate, push off the outside foot to attack (counter - crossover)
d) step-back load-up - push off the inside foot, skip on the outside foot, land in a blow-by position (lateral bound).
Jordan Delp - Split Stance Series - split catch on the wing (inside foot back),
a) baseline pull-up (two dribbles),
b) show the ball to the baseline, step back and shoot (shimmy middle-baseline),
c) middle pull-up (shimmy middle-baseline, cross-step drive),
d) one-dribble baseline pull-up (shimmy baseline-middle).

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