How to make the Runner in Basketball
If you’re a basketball player who has designs on being a great scorer, you have to bring more to your game than just a spot-up jump shot. Having the ability to score in a number of ways from anywhere on the court is what all great scores must work to do. Being able to consistently make the runner in basketball is a great way to add points to your scoring average. Also called the teardrop shot because of the shot’s higher trajectory, this basketball shot enables the smaller player to challenge big guys near the basket. In this video tutorial Coach Justin Rake demonstrates how to correctly make a runner in the lane in basketball. He shows how one of the best, Tony Parker pulls off the runner in basketball in multiple ways. See how it’s done in this video.
Get Creative when Practicing the Teardrop Basketball Shot
The runner in basketball requires a lot of time and practice to perfect, but it can be difficult simulates shooting over a seven footer who challenges you in the lane when you practice. Many players who don’t practice this shot a lot see a big guy coming at them and merely fling the ball in the direction of the baskets, almost in panic. This obviously becomes a very low percentage shot. Since most of the time you won’t have somebody that big to shoot over, you might have to get a bit creative. Have anyone no matter what size stand in front of the baskets with a couple of tennis rackets in their hands. Go into the lane and use the runner over those extended tennis rackets. This is one way to simulate how to shoot it over those tall shot blockers when trying to make the teardrop shot.