Basketball Drills: Ball Handling-Hesitation

Basketball Drills: Ball Handling-Hesitation

A hesitation dribble is something you want to use to make the defender think you are changing directions or even stopping.  The first move I show you is the stop and go.  All you are doing here is trying to get your defender to take a step forward.  Essentially you are stopping, giving the defender a little shoulder fake and then exploding past them.  The next move is one that is a lethal part of my arsenal.  Here I am making the defender think I am changing directions by almost hopping to the opposite side.   This hop makes the defender slide over and creates a lane for me to drive.  Now watch me do it here closer to full speed.  Notice that my hand never goes under the ball.  After the hop I am pushing myself past the defender in an explosive way.  I have yet to come across a defender that can stop this move.  You’re welcome!

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Thomas Wilkins

I am passionate about living T.he S.marter W.ay which to me means having the freedom to live life as you see fit and simultaneously improving your community. I also love basketball, Go Heels! If it has to do with small business & entrepreneurship you can count me in. I'm married to the love of my life and we are dedicated to making memorable moments together. In general I am truly blessed!

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