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Crossover Dribble and Shot
Crossover Dribble and Shot

The cross-over dribble has become a staple for all great perimeter scorers. These great scorers make it look easy, but see how much goes into this important shot.

Shot Off a Screen
Shot Off a Screen

The screen when set effectively will always create some problems in a defense. This will allow a brief opportunity to take an open shot. See how we do it in this video.

Pull Up Jump Shot
Pull Up Jump Shot

Often the best shot a basketball player will get is before the opposing team's defense can set up. Watch this video to see everything that goes into this shot.

Shooting the Runner
Shooting the Runner

The runner in the lane can be a great way for a smaller player to attack the basket. See how it's done in this video.

One Dribble Control Drill
One Dribble Control Drill

When taking a shot off the dribble that final dribble into the shot pocket will be the most important. Watch in this video an excellent drill to work on this.

Hi and welcome to BBallSuccess! My name is Coach Justin Rake, Chicago basketball coach/trainer.

Here’s a little bit about my history playing the game. I started basketball around 10 years old where my step-dad and I would go to the YMCA near my home in Naperville, IL to practice shooting and basketball fundamentals. We moved to Mandeville, LA when I was 12. I played AAU basketball in the summer; and played my high school ball at St. Paul’s School in Covington, LA. My senior year I averaged 22 points and earned conference MVP and All-State Honorable Mention recognition.

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After graduation I attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, ME playing under New England Hall of Fame Coach Whit Lesure, and helped our team win the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) championship.

I then walked on at Division I Louisiana Tech University. Although my freshman year didn’t yield much playing time, I learned a lot working with guys that had NBA aspirations (many of them currently playing overseas or in the NBA development league). My sophomore year I was offered a scholarship to play Division II basketball at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, where I would finish my college career.

Since returning to Illinois I’ve taken the lessons learned from my playing experiences to coach and train boys and girls of all ages and levels first at the Chicago Bulls/Sox Academy; now at Illinois Speed beginning its 15U AAU boy’s program and as assistant girl’s coach at Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep in Elmhurst.

Europe vs USA Basketball
Europe vs USA Basketball

In this eBook Europe vs America- Differences in how a Basketball Game is Played, Coach Justin Rake describes some of these differences, and then demonstrates with videos how teams like the San Antonio Spurs are making this part of their attack.

Basketball Shooting off the Dribble
Basketball Shooting off the Dribble

All great scorers have to be able to shoot off the dribble. Here's how.

Moving Without the Basketball
Moving Without the Basketball

Before every shooter gets to pull the trigger on his deadly shot he has to get open. This book demonstrates how.

Basketball Advanced Shooting
Basketball Advanced Shooting

Basketball Advanced Shooting builds off the previous book of Basketball Shooting Fundamentals to demonstrate ways to create space for the shot.

Basketball Shooting Fundamentals
Basketball Shooting Fundamentals

This book discusses basics for a picture-perfect jump shot. These basic concepts are supported visually with links to videos.

What Young Basketball Players Need to Know
What Young Basketball Players Need to Know

This book is a primer for young basketball players and their parents on what they need to do to become successful in the game of basketball.