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    The Best Fake in Basketball: The Shot Fake

    For a shot fake to work, it must be believable. It’s only believable if:

    1. You have the reputation of being a good shooter.
    2. 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:

    1. Eyes must go to the rim — nobody shoots without looking at the basket.
    2. Ball position must imitate its position for a real shot.
    3. 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:

    1. Super-slow micro-movements of your shot fake — focus on imitating your exact shooting form.
    2. Shot fake into a pull-up jumper — focus on imitating your rhythm.
    3. Shot fake sandwich — focus on repetition of your fake within a sequence of moves.

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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.

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