In today’s video blog post, we are going to demonstrate an excellent shooting drill for working on the drop step with a defender.

Drop Step with a Defender Shooting Drill

This drill will show you where to set up, how to read a defense, the drop step, through the gate, and up to the basket.

Elements the Shooting Drill

  • Incorporate the spot on the floor where you would like your big men to receive the ball. The spot should give them enough room both ways to drop step, break through the gate, either way, and to get up to the basket.
  • They’re going to have to receive the ball with a dummy defense on them.
  • The player will read which way the defense is playing them and they will drop step the opposite way.


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