Great Finishers know they need multiple moves in the paint to score on great defenders. Trae Young has mastered reading the defense, as well as the footwork needed to be a great finisher.
Join PGC Director Adam Turner, as he walks through the 3 dynamic finishes Trae Young uses to score in the paint.
The floater is used between five to ten feet from the basket and you can feel that the paint is too crowded.
If you are going to your right, use your Gallup footwork:
1. Gallup your feet (1-2 step) and stay under control
2. To shoot, imagine “high-fiving” an athlete, not a typical follow through
If you are going to your left, instead of the gallup footwork, use your one-foot take-off and shoot the same way; “high-fiving” your teammate.
When you’re driving in the paint and find your defender on your hip or side, use the Veer footwork to finish.
Use your traditional layup footwork (right, left):
1. With your right step, lean into your defender.
2. With the left step, completely cut your defender off and initiate contact, bouncing off of your defender to finish the layup.
Wrong Foot Power Finish
Similar to the Veer finish, we use the Wrong Foot Power finish when the defender is on our hip or side. Traditionally, the footwork for a right hand layup is right foot, then left foot. Trae Young takes the same 2-step layup approach but uses the opposite footwork to confuse the defense.
On a right hand drive:
1. Take a step with your left foot first
2. Then right foot, initiating contact with the defender to draw a foul or “and one” opportunity.
To become a great Finisher, you have to practice game shots from game spots at game speeds. Incorporate these finishes into your training drills to perfect it before using it in a game.
Join us at a 2019 PGC basketball camp and discover how to develop a lightning-quick release, and the mindset and training required to become a deadly shooter.
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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.
Athletes, this is for you. We all want to play more minutes, have more fun, and win more games. But there’s a big problem that we all succumb to that’s holding us back from reaching our full potential.
What can you start doing today to win more games?
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