These two drills came from Drew Hanlen’s Pure Sweat Basketball Competitive Shooting Challenges Drill Book.

Drew is an NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant that has helped over 25 NBA and NBA pre-draft players including David Lee (Warriors) and Bradley Beal (Wizards). Drew is the Head Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball. He has run his internationally renowned Elite Skills Clinics in over 30 states and 4 countries over the past four years. He is also the Head Skills Coach for the Reebok Breakout Challenge and has worked various events for Nike Basketball.

You can find out more about the competitive shooting challenges drill eBook book by clicking this link; Pure Sweat Basketball Competitive Shooting Challenges Drill Book

5 Spots in a Row Shooting Drill

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Step 1: You will shoot spot-up jump shots from five spots on the court. You have to make three shots in a row to move on to the next spot.

Step 2: After making three shots in a row from all five spots, you have to make five shots in a row (one from each of the five spots) to finish the drill in as little time as possible. A good goal is to finish the drill in less than three minutes.

Record: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) finished this drill in 1:20.

 

 

Wing Ball Screen Blitz Series

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Step 1: Start on the wing with a live dribble. Set up your defender with a quick fake away from the screen, then
come shoulder-to-hip with your screen. Simulate that the screener’s defender is showing, so you will perform a
quick evade, by quickly jabbing your inside foot between their stance, to freeze them, then uphill lunge, and
then separate down hill with an explosion dribble for an uncontested jump shot.

 

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Step 2: Run back to your starting spot, set up your defender, and then come shoulder-to-hip with your screener.
This time, simulate that the screener’s defender is blitzing, so you will perform a top pop, by quickly jabbing your
inside foot between their stance, to freeze them, then pop to the top of the screener’s defender’s hedge, while
squaring your shoulders to the rim, and then separate down hill with an explosion dribble for an uncontested jump
shot.

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Step 3: Run back to your starting spot, set up your defender, and then come shoulder-to-hip with your screener.
This time, simulate that the screener’s defender blitzed, but left space between him and the screener, so you will
jab and throw your shoulders towards the screener’s defender’s outside hip, as if you were trying to evade the
defender. This will get the screener’s defender to slide uphill and create more separation from the screener. When
they begin to slide to cut off your evasion step, split between him and your screener, by throwing the ball through
space, with a long, low dribble, and then finish with a floater.

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Step 4: Run back to your starting spot, set up your defender, and then come shoulder-to-hip with your screener.
This time, simulate that your defender leaves space between you and the screener and the screener’s defender
is hedging or preparing to hedge, so you will split through the space before the screen, by throwing the ball
through space, with a long, low dribble, and then finish with a floater. Continue repeating these four reads and try
to see how many shots you can make in two minutes. A good goal is to finish the drill with at least 10 made shots.

Record: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) made 16 shots.

These two drills came from Drew Hanlen’s Pure Sweat Basketball Competitive Shooting Challenges Drill Book.

You can find out more about the competitive shooting challenges drill eBook book by clicking this link; Pure Sweat Basketball Competitive Shooting Challenges Drill Book

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