Tips on protecting the ball(especially when going up)
Accidently posted this in OTC.
I'm good at rip-through manuevers when driving and in over under moves and when using the pro-hop but during the actual gather when going up or to dish a no look shovel pass to my teammate under the basket I tend to be stripped by smaller defenders with quick hands. People tell me I should just keep the ball high to avoid being stripped but this feels awkward to me. Earlier I was practicing a pro-hop move where I wrap the ball around my head in mid-air. If I get a chance I'll try this in my AAU game tommorow.