Get Open Drill

You can have the best shooters in the world but if they can’t get open, they’re useless – push shooters to come off screens hard and in position with this drill

WHY USE IT
It’s going to take well positioned and –timed screens in games to free your shooters. Don’t take this skill for granted – work on it in practice.

SET UP
Place a ball handler at the top who is pressured by a defender. The other offensive player is under the basket who is guarded by a defender in full denial. Position an all time screener on each side of the lane around the second hashmark.

HOW TO PLAY
The offensive player under the rim tries to get free by using the screeners in any way possible (curl, pop, wiggle, etc.). The defender attempts to deny the pass. If the pass is completed, the ball handler makes a basket cut to the rim [1]. The player currently with the ball now dribbles to the top and remains closely guarded [2]. The player under the basket now tries to get open and receive a pass [3].

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TECHNIQUE
The offense’s goal is to complete eight passes in a row. If the players do so, they become the next screeners while the defenders remain on defense. If the defenders get a steal or force a turnover, they become the next screeners while the offensive players move to defense.