One Dribble Control Basketball Drill
The one dribble control basketball drill is something that I have used for a while now, and I think that any player who wants to be good shooting off the dribble should also make this part of their practice routine. When shooting off the dribble efficiency of movement is of primary concern. This means that final dribble must propel the basketball into the shot pocket as quickly as possible in order to go from a smooth transition from dribble to shot. Often the last dribble a basketball shooter makes before getting the shot off will be the difference making a shot and being just a bit late. Coach Justin Rake demonstrates in this video a drill to make this set-up for the shot second nature.
The Drill to Get your Shot Off Quicker
Like anything this requires practice. That final dribble is really a power dribble (as you’ll see in the video) and if you don’t practice this on a regular basis you will have a tendency to fumble the ball. This will of course probably negate any chance for you to get a shot off. That final dribble also must bring the ball up exactly where you want it. If the basketball is off to one side or the other, or it is too far out or too close to the body there will be a breakdown when transferring the ball. Watch how I demonstrate how to do the move.