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Basketball Coach Newsletter Issue #63

All Access Duke Basketball Practice: A Trio of 3-on-3 Drills

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Leave a Comment

In this week’s edition of All Access, we visit Durham, North Carolina for a behind-the-scenes look at a Duke men’s basketball practice. Follow along as head coach Mike Krzyzewski leads his squad through a series of 3-on-3 drills. This particular practice session stems from Duke’s 2009-10 National Championship season and features the likes of Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer, and Nolan Smith. 

3-on-0 Action

The team splits up to two different courts. For this first drill, players go 3-on-0 full court off of a make or miss. In each rep, it’s key that the big hustles and runs the length of the floor. On the other end, the goal is to throw it ahead, look for the post, and play off the post.

Keys: Go right to the rim off the transition break. Don’t slow down and set up a play. Get the ball right to the post as quickly as possible.

3-on-3 Action

This time the defense enters. Whichever team gets the initial rebound is on offense. The goal remains exactly the same in regards to getting the ball into the post for a scoring opportunity.

3-on-3 Half Court

Once again, the goal remains the same: Get the ball into the post for a high percentage opportunity. Also, listen in as Coach K offers some key advice pertaining to taking chances in practice: “This is practice right now. Take your left-handed hook, even if you go 0-for-20 today. This is what we practice. You need to come up with these kind of moves.”

The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “All Access Duke Basketball Practice National Championship Season.” To check out the latest videos in our All Access lineup, including a new DVD series featuring UNC coach Roy Williams, click here.

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