Players learn to perform a proper pump fake on a defender

up and under basketball ballhandling drill

How it Works

  1. Start down on the left block, chinning the ball in a low, strong stance.
  2. Pivot inside with your right foot, selling the shot fake as you plant down.
  3. Step towards the hoop and around the defender with your right foot.
  4. Go up and strong off two feet and finish with the left hand.
  5. Secure the rebound and repeat.  Make 5 from each side of the court.

Coaching Tips

  • Don’t just step forward after the fake – imagine a defender jumping on the pump fake and step around him as you would in a game situation.
  • Keep the plant foot down!“  Any dragging or slight movement will result in a travel call.