Re: when you cross the ball over, how do u protect the ball?
Without seeing you do it, it's kind of hard to tell but I get a lot of steals when guys are crossing over. I watch guys who favor one hand then when they go to the weaker hand I just wait for the crossover. So if you have a weak hand work to make it as strong as the other. If the defender is right on me I usually go between the legs or behind the back. Sometimes I will push the ball out wide as if I'm going to crossover do fake in and go out.