If you want to become someone your basketball team can turn to in the clutch, you need to develop your shooting skills off the dribble. One of the best drills for improving as a shooter is the Wing Jab Series. Start the series with the Jab-and-Go and move on to the Jab-and-Cross.
1. Start on the right side of the floor, using your left foot as the pivot point.
2. Spin the ball out to yourself, making a quick, short six-inch hard jab at the basket.
3. Take one or two dribbles to the middle of the floor and pull up for a jump shot. Make five shots before moving on.
Start the drill exactly like the Jab-and-Go, but instead of jabbing at the basket, sweep to the baseline for a pull-up jumper. Sweep the ball strong and quick from hip to hip. Make five shots before changing sides.
Throughout the series, focus on taking a quick first step by staying low and pushing hard off your pivot foot. If you move quickly off the dribble, you’ll get a cleaner shot, because your defender won’t have time to contest the shot.
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