Basketball Equipment: SKLZ D-Man

February 7, 2013 | Kyle Ohman

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Basketball players are familiar with the phrase "hand down, man down," meaning that if the defender closes out with his hands down the shooter is going up for a shot.

What if you could practice so this defender move wouldn't affect your shot and so it didn't matter if the defender had his hand up or not? For $49.99 , the SKLZ D-Man makes this possible, giving you the advantage of learning how to shoot with a defender in your face. If you can learn to do this, you'll set yourself a higher standard than other shooters and you'll be a lot harder to guard.

Having played Division I basketball and also professionally in Europe, I realize that the higher the level of play, the less sets players apart. Everyone is talented and wants it, and everything becomes more competitive. So my question is, what are you going to do to separate yourself from the pack?

To do something special, you have to be willing to invest in yourself.

The D-Man is adjustable in height (5'5" to 6'5" and hands up to 8') so it is perfect for all ages. The poles, base, and mesh make it extremely easy to set up and take down.
 I have personally used the D-Man and have seen the benefits it brings to shooting and to the ability to finish around the basket.

Here are some different types of shots and moves you can work on with the D-Man.

  • Catch and Shoot
  • Floaters
  • Post-Up Moves
  • Face-Up Triple Threat Shots
  • Off the Dribble Moves
Kyle Ohman
- Kyle Ohman was a 1,000-point scorer at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.). In his senior year, he was ranked as the 19th best shooter in the...
Kyle Ohman
- Kyle Ohman was a 1,000-point scorer at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.). In his senior year, he was ranked as the 19th best shooter in the...

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