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  • Average ball handlers use too much energy when trying to beat a defender. Smart ball handlers, like Damian Lillard, make the game easy by finding ways to be efficient with their energy. Join Tyler Coston and discover how to use Lillard’s “hips attack” to create dribble separation against any defender.

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    Hip Attack Like Lillard

    Many players want to square up their defenders. It takes a ton of energy to do this and defense is used to guarding this move. Instead Lillard uses a move we call “Hips”.

    To be a more efficient scorer, come at the defense and turn your body sideways. Put your hip on the defender and get into contact with the defense. Use their momentum, position and speed against them.

    4 Ways to Create Scoring Opportunities using Hips:

    1. If the defense presses up, spin for the advantage.
    2. If the defense moves with you as you turn, half spin and attack the basket.
    3. Kyrie Irving uses this “Double Move” frequently: As your hips turn, fake one way and then drive to the basket.
    4. Once you create contact with your hips, step back to create space between you and defender, then attack the basket.

    To discover high-level techniques for breaking down defenses and creating easy scoring opportunities, join us at a PGC camp near you.

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    About PGC

    PGC Basketball provides intense, no-nonsense basketball training for players and coaches. Our basketball camps are designed to teach players of all positions to play smart basketball, be coaches on the court, and be leaders in practices, games and in everyday life.

    We combine our unique PGC culture with a variety of teaching methods and learning environments to maximize the learning potential of those that attend our sessions. In addition to spending 6-7 hours on the court each day, lessons will be reinforced through classroom sessions and video analysis.

    Our goal at PGC is to empower you with the tools to fulfill your basketball dreams, while also assisting you in experiencing the joy of the journey.

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