What is a fake-spin in basketball dribbling?
After mastering the basketball spin-move (i.e. you have an effective and powerful spin move that enables you to get by your defender with a breeze.), it s time to keep you opponent guessing more. That is, you can feign a spin move and then get by the opponent without actually performing one. In terms of movement, it is essentially doing half a spin-move and while your back is pressing against your defender, you turn back to your originally direction instead of completing the spin.
What do I need for a fake spin in basketball dribbling?
What are the steps for performing the spin-move in basketball dribbling?
(Assuming the player is right-handed)
What combination series of basketball moves can incorporate into the fake-spin?
Drive Fake-spin (to the left) Eye and shoulder fake to the left Pull the ball to the right and forward Drive
Difficulty level: intermediate
Comment: This is just the basic move to convince your defender that you are spinning one way. Yet, you must do it sincerely and quickly.
Drive Fake-spin (to the left) Pull the ball to the right without going forward Pull back Jump shot
Difficulty level: upper-intermediate
Comment: This move can be executed after the previous move. After you fake-spin, your defender will anticipate it and jump way back to block your way. In this case, you can perform a pull-back to maximize the distance between you and your defender and then get a clean look for the Jay.
In what situation can I use the fake-spin basketball move?
When your defender:
Fears your spin move
Slower than you and have a tough time recovering
Loves stealing the basketball
When you are shorter and able to squeeze by him
When the situation is like this:
There s an open lane in the paint to spin
When there are no picks beside your defender
When the opposing team is playing man-on-man defense