What is a spin-move in basketball dribbling?
This basketball dribbling move is also called the spinnin'-o-rama. Spin-move is a basketball dribbling move in which you rotate your body around your opponent while applying weight on your opponent. By the looks of it, it seems to be a move of rotating your body 360 degrees. Wrong! It is actually consisted of two 180-degree spins combined together smoothly.
What does it take to do a spin-move in basketball dribbling?
A strong grip: when you perform a spin-move, your basketball is traveling at a great velocity and a tight grip or a cradle grip is needed to maintain control on the basketball in motion.
What are the steps for performing the spin-move in basketball dribbling?
(Assuming the player is right-handed)
*Heel-pivot is when you lift your toes and use your ankle (the "ball" of your feet) as the ONLY fixed contact point with the ground so that you can initiate a spin. The purpose of doing a heel-pivot is to reduce the friction between your foot and the ground by decreasing the contact area of the foot with the ground.
The spin-move is seemingly one move. Yet, in fact, it is a combination of two half-spins in a silkily smooth manner. The first stage half-spin is completed with your back to the hoop while moving the basketball sideways. The second half-spin is completed when you turn and face the hoop again.
What are the useful basketball combination moves that incorporates the spin-move
Level of difficulty: intermediate
How and why useful? You seemingly entrap yourself at the baseline and force a shot. Defenders will always come closer to apply more pressure. As he comes closer, you spin away. A typical manipulation of the mind. Also, when you spin away from baseline and face the hoop again, it is almost always the perfect angle to bank it. Know your positions
Level of difficulty:intermediate
How and why useful? Defenders are often allergic to spin move because it is good at creating space for a shot. Hence, they are likely to jump right after a spin move. Do a pump fake will get them totally off you.
In what situations do I perform the spin move in basketball dribbling
Checklist about your defender
When your defender is plant his feet on the ground and slow in reaction
When your defender likes to repel any contact you initiate
When your defender place his arms on the side for coverage but occasionally steals
When your defender defends by focusing on your arms swinging movement
When the position of your defender's feet are leveled (i.e. both feet are equidistant from you)
When your defender focuses on the ball when defending (losing sight of the ball startles him)
Checklist about the setting
When your team decides to play isolation for you because a double crossover takes time to set up
When no other defenders are nearby you to perform help defense
When there is space for you to plant both of your feet firmly after spinning
When the targeted side of where your double-crossover is finally heading is unpopulated or near a boundary
Pros-n-cons about doing the double-crossover basketball move