Drift to Get Open Video for Your Jump Shot
There are a lot of ways great shooters in basketball get open for their jump shot. Watch this drift to get open video to see just how you do this to get it right. Notice how you just keep moving in conjunction with the movement of the ball, but you should also always keep in mind that you must be in a position where the ball-handler can see you and can easily pass you the ball. It is not the ball-handlers responsibility to create a lane for the pass to be completed, but yours.
The drift is a read off of what the ball handler is doing. When you’re working off the ball in basketball, you want to make sure you keep the floor spaced, which means never being too close to one of your teammates (unless you’re setting a screen). You only have so much space to work with in the half court and if you are caught standing too close to one of your teammate, especially the one who’s dribbling the ball, you could disrupt the flow of the offense plus make your team easy to defend.
A drift is used when your teammate is making a move toward the basket. You want to keep even with the level of the ball as it is very difficult for most players to throw the ball behind them on the move. As your teammate makes his move, you slide down toward the baseline with your hands in position and ready to catch the ball. If you’re defender leaves to go stop the ball, you’ll be wide open and be in the perfect position for the ball handler to pass you the ball. It also give you’re ball handler someone to throw it too if they get in trouble.