Today's perimeter players love the outside shot and the highlight drive to the rim, but neglect such areas as screen and roll defense, ball handling with both hands, footwork, and maximizing the dribble. Using his "Dick Bennett-inspired coaching techniques," Marquis Hines highlights the essence of the complete, all-around perimeter player with a series of drills focusing on the skill-sets required to become a polished offensive threat.
Coach Hines begins by demonstrating several drills to train the mid-range jump shot. He uses curls to create pull up jump shots and the sweep move to create space and get to the rim. From there he progresses to the fade-counter move for long- and mid-range shots. Hines shows techniques using chairs for closer pull up jump shots and how to get to the rim. Finally, he teaches shooting off a down screen by incorporating previous techniques within curls and fades, but focusing on the catch and shoot. Hines explains specific footwork that creates balance for guard play and improves shooting form.
Ball handling is heavily stressed as Hines puts players through a series of dribbling drills that utilize chairs as stationary defenders. Players are taught the correct form for the cross-over, between the legs, and around-the-back move sets and the importance of the first two dribbles to eliminate unnecessary dribbling, to create space, and gain an offensive advantage.
Coach Hines gets into 2-on-2 with the "Definitive Pick and Roll" drill. He discusses how to hedge, show, and be in help mode as a means to negating any advantage initially created by an on ball screen.
The segment ends with individual shooting drills that emphasize the art of stepping into the shot while maintaining balance when using an off-the-ball cut.
Bring guard play back to its heyday with drills that will develop a more complete perimeter offensive and defensive threat.
45 minutes. 2012.
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