Purpose: To work on and develop the jab step and penetration into a jump stop, shot fake, and jump shot. This drill can be effective in team practice and is also a great drill for individual workouts.
Drill: Set up 3 cones along the three-point line and 3 cones about 8-10 feet from the basket. The cones represent defenders. Divide the team into 3 lines behind each cone. At least 2 basketballs in each line.
The first player in line makes a strong jab step in one direction and dribbles to the opposite direction around the cone. He dribbles hard to the next cone and performs a jump stop, gives a head fake, and shoots.
Retrieve rebound and rotate clockwise to next line. Next player in each line performs the drill.
- Focus on the 3 skills being developed (jab step, jump stop, shot fake).
- With younger players, you may decide to leave out the shot fake and then add it later once they learn the jab step and drive into a jump stop.
- An additional skill you may choose to add is a step-through following the jump stop instead of a jump shot.