Add the Basketball Jab Step to Aggressively Get Open
The basketball jab step is a move that every basketball player who considers himself a good shooter must have. It works especially well for getting open against especially aggressive defenders, but as I explain in the video there are some important things you must do to make it work. Check out this video to see how I do it, and then how Carmelo Anthony does it.
The first thing you must do well when executing the jab step is to protect the basketball. Because the defender is so close to you if the basketball is exposed at all he is going to reach in and knock it away. But at the same time the ball has to be in the position to quickly go up for the shot or put the ball on the hardwood to drive around your defender. So when doing this basketball move properly protecting the basketball is vital.
The second part involves proper footwork, and in the video you’ll see how this has to be accomplished. First you must have a stable base so you are able to go in various directions with complete balance. After all of the preparation has been made you have to jab step to make it look like you are going to drive. If it’s done too quickly you won’t be able to get your defender out of position, and if it’s done too slowly your defender will be able to recover back to his sound defensive position.
Learning the jab step is a wonderful basketball move that every shooter must have.