Purpose: To work on moving into the pass, pivoting away from the defense on the reception, making a move and scoring.
Drill: Three lines, or three players, as shown in the diagram. O1 line is the passer, O2 is the receiver, and X is the defender.
O2 moves in the direction of the pass from O1. As he receives the ball, he stops and pivots away from the defender (X) who has moved into position from the side. After the pivot, O2 makes a move and dribbles in quickly for a layup or pull-up jump shot. X does not defend the drive — he is only defending the pass and can step in and steal it if O2 doesn’t meet it. X is also defending on-ball to make sure O2 pivots and makes a strong move.
Rotate by having the shooter go to the defense line, defender going to passing line, and passer going to shooting line.
- It is imperative to meet the pass. A player who waits for the ball instead of meeting it causes many passes to be deflected and/or stolen.
- Once the pass is received, be strong with the ball. Pivot away from the defender with strength and make a strong move to the hoop.