Purpose: To work on the ability to fully deny an inbounds pass. The main purpose with this drill, however, is as a toughness drill.
Drill: The players set up as shown, with an inbounds passer, a offensive player, and a defender.
The defender, X2, faces O2 and attempts to deny the pass attempt being made by O1.
If O2 receives the pass, he will then try to score the basketball. X2 will attempt to stop him from scoring.
Normal inbounding rules apply — O1 only has 5 seconds to pass the ball.
The shaded area of the diagram is used to demonstrate that the offensive receiver (O2) is restricted from receiving the pass outside of this area.