3 Basketball Drills to Become a Better a Better Pick & Roll Player
If you watch a professional basketball game, chances are you’ll see your favorite players use the “pick and roll” method as they try and score points. As one of the most commonly used offensive techniques in basketball, pick and roll is an essential skill for every player to master. With IMG Academy's How-To basketball pick and roll drills video, our coaches focus on several techniques for setting a screen (pick) and then successfully moving the ball toward the basket (roll) to receive a pass.
In this video, you will get a breakdown of three basketball drills to become a better pick and roll player. See how these student-athletes perform each drill with helpful instruction on when to use a screen, deciding whether or not to pass the ball or go for the drive, and understanding the defense. Each sequence is broken down to provide an overview of three specific pick and roll drills:
Pick and Roll Essentials
Pick and Roll Shots
During the Pick and Roll Essentials Drill, learn how to evaluate your court location and set up your defender for the screen. Building upon the techniques of the first drill, the Pick and Roll Shots Drill demonstrates how to set a solid screen to then aggressively move the ball down court to the basket and score. Finally, the 2-on-2 Live Drill shows two teammates in action playing against two from the opposing team, while practicing guarding the screener and attacking down court for the layup.
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