George Hill Scoring Series by Tim Springer

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Tim Springer is an elite basketball trainer/coach in the San Antonio area (see bio below). Coach Springer presents these scoring drills used by George Hill of the Indiana Pacers.

George Hill

High Pick and Roll Shooting

Diagram A. Hill has increased his range greatly since joining the league. He will take a long three coming off the pick and roll if it is open.
Drill: Use the chair (#) to run a pick and roll into a 3 point shot. Make 20 going in each direction.

basketball guard drill - High Pick and Roll Shooting

Flat Screen Scoring

Diagram B. Indiana runs a lot of flat screens for Hill because of his speed. George will get to the elbow as fast as he can. If a defender is still with him he will make a hesitation move into his drive to the basket.
Drill: Use the chair (#) as a flat screen, get to elbow, hesitate into layup at the basket. Make 20 going to each side.

basketball guard drill - Flat Screen Scoring

Down Screen to Jump Shot

Diagram C. George will make a move on the chair and kick the ball to the wing. He will then set a down-screen.

GH will then flash back to the top of the key (diagram D) for a catch and shoot jumpshot.
Drill: Make 20

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Pick and Pop to Hand Off

Diagram E. Hill will start the action with a pick and pop.

Diagram F. Hill will pass to the pop and come back to the ball for a hand off into a floater in the paint.
Drill: Go through the sequence and make 15 on each side.

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Shoot Behind the Screen

Diagram G. Hill starts to go to the screen and crosses back behind it for a long 3 point shot.
Drill: Use the chair (#) for a screen and make the shot. Make 20.

basketball guard drill - Shoot Behind the Screen

Transition Pick and Roll

Diagram H. In transition, Hill will push the ball to the wing to set up a "drag" (pick and roll in transition).
Drill: Start at half court and push the ball to the wing. Run off the chair (#) as a screen and shoot at the free throw line. Make 30 on both sides of the court.

basketball guard drill - Transition Pick and Roll

Training Coach Tim Springer

Coach Tim Springer is the founder of Spartan Basketball in the San Antonio area. Coach Springer has trained over 500 players and coaches in the San Antonio Basketball Community.

His program features:
  • Premier Basketball Camps (San Antonio and surrounding areas)
  • High Intensity Skills Clinics
  • Private Lessons for Basketball Players of All Ages (San Antonio and surrounding areas)
  • Training for Club and School Season Tryouts
  • San Antonio Coaches Clinics
  • Clinics at the AT & T Center - same court as the San Antonio Spurs and San Antonio Silver Stars play on!
  • Spartan Character Classes - teaching goal setting, planning workouts, and overall character development