Hey, it’s Coach Rock here.
This article is all about the three potent effective moves that you can use in real game situations or if you’re playing one-on-one against people.
These moves are going to help you create space and score more points in real game situations.
Pay attention to not only the execution of the three moves…
But also the setup of these moves because the setup is really what’s going to help you sell the move, create the space that you need so that these moves can be effective.
They will help you get more shots up and help you score more points.
The best way to master these moves is to isolate them while you work on your game.
So take a few reps of each move, maybe at the end of a workout, or five to ten reps at different spots so that you can master doing that move in certain spots of games that you’re going to be at.
So if you’re a point guard, you probably want to practice the moves attacking from the top.
If you’re a wing, you probably want to practice executing the moves from the wing.
Honestly, you should just practice from all different spots because now with basketball players play all different spots.
All the positions are pretty much interchangeable so it’s best to just master these moves in any situation.
The first move is a basic step-back.
This is a great move to use no matter what the situation.
You see NBA players use it all the time in real games because they work.
This is also one of my favorite moves to use in one-on-one situations because if you’re good at driving to the basket, there’s really nothing that the defender can do to stop you.
So if I’m good and I can beat my defender whenever I want…
And when he’s trying to recover, I can step back.
You’ll see this move being done by all great NBA players like James Harden, Kemba Walker, Steph Curry, and Damian Lillard.
They all use the step back.
It’s probably one of the most common scoring moves used in the NBA.
The second move we’re going to get into is the crossover.
Now there are many different ways you could do the crossover.
My favorite is the Iverson crossover but part of that is because I grew up on Iverson and he was one of my favorite players growing up in Virginia.
So the Iverson crossover is a basic boom here, step, cross.
When I refer to crossover moves here for number two, you can use other crossover moves that are more comfortable for you.
Some players might not be able to do the movement of a crossover but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an effective crossover.
You can do a double crossover move like Tim Hardaway used to do or you can do kind of a throw over crossover move like Tony Parker used to do.
Essentially they all require the same technique; make a defender think you’re going to go one way and then quickly go the other way.
That’s the main thing you want to be able to do with the crossover.
Again this is going to work in real games or one-on-one, whatever situation you’re in.
All you have to do is beat your defender one way a few times and he’s going to believe that you’re going to go that way.
He’s going to try to cut you off and that’s where you’ll come with your move.
Now the next move we’re going to do is the pullback.
The pullback is a great move that you’ll see guys like Iverson and Chris Paul do.
Essentially, it has kind of the same movement as a crossover but instead of going from side to side, you’re going north to south.
Another thing about the pullback is that you can do a crossover pull back, you can do it between your leg pullback or you can do behind your back pullback.
They’re all the same thing just depends on what feels most comfortable for you.
Personally, for me what feels more comfortable is pulling back between the legs.
The reason why I like this between the legs is that a lot of times in a pullback if I’m the point guard, I’m at the top, I have the wing to my right, my guy on the wing have their help defense beside me.
If I’m coming my way right to them, I’m driving, they’re going to be trying to help with defense or at least give in a hand.
So sometimes if you pull behind your back, you leave that open for the him to take.
If you do a crossover, you leave it for the guy that’s guarding you to take.
That’s why I like going between the legs where you always have the ball closest to you.
It’s kind of like in between both where I feel the ball is most protected.
Again, how the pullback works is you get going downhill like you’re driving to the basket and then you pull back.
The pullback is even more effective if you can generate more force and bounce back to create more space.
So the amount of space you get is going to determine how good your pullback is.
Because if you go and you don’t get any space with your pullback, it’s really ineffective.
If you’re facing a good defender and you do the pullback, he’ll probably freeze and try to recover quickly.
That’s why it’s very important that when you pullback you at least try to extend and pullback.
This is so you can at least create some separation for your shots.
I hope you found this helpful.
Remember, work on these moves so that you can effectively add them to your game.
Don’t just go out there in a real game and try to execute these moves.
You have to put in the work, the practice that’s needed to master them, and then you’re going to feel more confident about using them in real games to dominate your opponent.