Re: Semi-Ot How to "Slash/Drive" Better
the biggest thing i'd say is to change speeds. you don't have to be especially fast. you just need to be faster than they think you are. watch how many different speeds nash and kidd move at. another nice way to get by guys and have enough time to reach the paint is to start your drive without the ball. if you can catch the ball moving away from the rim and immediately reverse yourself you can usually catch a defender flat footed if he knows your a good shooter. for me, because i'm a mediocre handler, the most important part of having a good driving game is always hitting jumpers early. hit your first couple outside shots, and suddenly you can pump fake your way into the lane pretty easily (of course if you're vertically challenged like me, you might want to just use that pump fake to get space and hit an open j).