We’re going to teach you how to play bigger than your size, especially if you’re a smaller, undersized guard.
When you attack the rim on penetration or grab a rebound, there are a few tools you must know to be successful.
1. Use a Fake to Get the Defender in the Air
Get the ball to your chin, eyes to the rim, butt down, with your elbows wide to protect your space. Then, you can finish or draw the foul.
Use this move when you’re close to the basket. Fake—to get the defender high—then put the ball on the defender’s hip giving the impression you’re making a pass. We call it the chiropractor because when they’re done falling for the fake, they’ll need to see one. Work on this move anytime you into the basket for a layup.
3. Pivot & Mini Hook
After grabbing a rebound, look for scoring opportunities. You can do this by grabbing the ball, pivoting, and shooting a soft mini hook before the defender can attempt to block the shot. This is a move that will be a difference-maker against taller, longer players.
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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.