“The best shot fakes are simply shots not taken.” – Matt McLeod
To become a great shooter like Steph Curry, Maya Moore, Sue Bird, and JJ Redick, you must have a great shot fake. Here are the two ways you can master your shot fake, today:
1. Become a Better Shooter
The first way to improve your shot fake is to become a better shooter. If you’re not a better shooter, defense will not respect you. Spend time in the gym mastering your shot. Make thousands of shots each week so defense has to close out quicker and respond to your shot fake more regularly.
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2. Make it More Believable
There are 3 ways you can make your shot more believable:
1. Eyes to Rim
Every time you catch the ball, get your eyes to the rim so the defense knows you’re thinking about shooting. It will force them to react and open up driving lanes all over the floor.
2. Ball to Chin
After you bring your eyes to the rim, bring the ball to your chin. This should look like the start of your shot.
3. Drop Low and Get Explosive
You can either shoot or drive in either direction.
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Lillard and Curry have been great shooters for a long time, but one astounding thing about them is the distance with which they shoot. The reason? A deeper uncontested three is a better shot for them than a three with a defender crowding their space. But here’s the question. How are they able to make so many shots from so far out, and how can you begin to do the same? The answer: efficient power generation, intentional focus on the finish, and thousands of repetitions.
Are you the biggest, strongest, most athletic player at the level you currently play?
If you answered that question with a resounding “NO!”, you’re not alone. I hope to help you avoid some of the pain and struggles I experienced by understanding this one thing…
I want to share with you a problem I have faced. It’s a problem all athletes face, and one that can be extremely frustrating and discouraging throughout a career.
The problem is players put in an immense amount of time, energy, and effort, but struggle to see their improvement.
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.