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Tips for Driving to the Basket

  • Date:
    Jan 5, 2012

Feeding the post is one thing. Shooting 3-pointers is another.

But a complete perimeter player is one who can drive the lane, slash through traffic and attack the rim to get points. Players with the confidence to drive do numerous positive things for their team--score points, draw fouls and open up opportunities for teammates through drive-and-kick and other chances.

Here's your guide to driving the lane, with video tips on different moves to try, and drills you can do to be more comfortable taking on traffic.


Basketball Tips and Drills for Driving the Lane

4 Tips for Finishing Around the Basket -- These tips will cut down the chance of a turnover when you're in the high-traffic inside area.

How to Execute a Perfect Layup -- Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how a fundamentally sound layup should look. 

2 Transition Finishing Drills for Guards -- These video tip by the Duke University coaching staff shows two drills you can use to get more comfortable driving. 

4 Fast-Break Options for Guards -- Whether it's pulling up for a shot or crossing over and attacking the rim, here's how guards can take advantage of the fast break.

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