Use The Opposite Hand To Score

The Veer Reverse shows players how to start with a right-hand dribble but finish in the middle of the lane with a left-hand layup

WHY USE IT
Solid defenders cut off a player’s strong hand. Only repetitions with the opposite hand drive home the muscle memory to score at the rim with the “weak” hand.

SET UP
The player starts with a ball at the elbow. In Diagram 2, he or she begins a little deeper – outside the 3-point line on the wing.

HOW TO PLAY
Take one dribble with the right hand, bring the ball to the left, extend the ball in front of the body and score the layup with the left hand. This is not a crossover dribble. Do this five times [1]. Now start in a triple-threat position. Attack with a straight-line dribble and shift the ball to the left quickly while veering away from an imagined defender on the right. Score the left-handed layup. Do this five times [2]. Start again in a triple threat. Attack the middle with one hard dribble. The cone serves as a defender. Dribble between the legs at the cone, take two hard dribbles toward the rim, veer and score with the left hand. Do this five times [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Watch how players finish with the left. After many reps, it should start to look natural.