The Best Fake in Basketball:
The Shot Fake
- You have the reputation of being a good shooter.
- Your shot fake looks exactly like your shot.
Your reputation as a shooter is yours to develop through repetition and practice, but for a shot fake to look exactly like your shot, your:
- Eyes must go to the rim — nobody shoots without looking at the basket.
- Ball position must imitate its position for a real shot.
- Rhythm should be the same as a real shot — don’t fake faster than you shoot.
To master a shot fake, practice these three training drills:
- Super-slow micro-movements of your shot fake — focus on imitating your exact shooting form.
- Shot fake into a pull-up jumper — focus on imitating your rhythm.
- Shot fake sandwich — focus on repetition of your fake within a sequence of moves.
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This fake is one of many game-changing techniques you’ll learn at a fall PGC Shooting College course.
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