being a 5'7/5'8 guard i love taking it hard to the basket but i often get blocked. my friends say i look down too much and they say it has become a habit. for those who are well at taking it hard to the basket do you have any tips? like how d-wade does it, he drives in and theres like 3 man under the hole and he still makes it, is it just that he can guide his hand enough during his hang time or what?
Last edited by determined2win : 04-12-2008 at 10:33 PM.
try jump stops and pump fakes, hop steps, you just gotta switch it up
if there's a big guy just get a floater up off the glass
learn to dribble with your head up so you can hit the open man. one piece of advice is always look at the opposite corner of the backboard when you're dribbling, then you can see the entire court
o wow thanks man! i always appreciate tips, ill try to do that.
^^ Pretty much it
But you need hops for taking it hard. Thats what Iverson/DWADE do all the time, they jump and their up there long enough to move around people and get an open shot.
one of my biggest problem besides the fact that i look down when i go for a layup is that i dont use the backboard enough. i overheard a coach telling his guy to 'use the backboard, thats what its there for.' and im trying to simulate that into my game.