Newsletter #156

March 13, 2019

 
 

Today's Quote:  "I never wanted to be famous, I just wanted to be great." - Ray Charles


Today's Theme... Pick and Roll Drills

Here are several pick and roll drills used by coach Jamie Dixon at TCU. These drills especially work on the various options that your screeners can use.  To see more details, diagrams and a video, see Basketball Pick and Roll Drills.

pick and roll drills

Pick and Roll Drill #1

The first drill is the standard pick and roll with the screener rolling to the hoop for the pass and lay-up (diagram 1). Notice that all of the following drills use post players on both blocks and guards at both wings.

The post player on the left block passes to the opposite wing, follows the pass, sets the ball-screen and they run the pick and roll. The roller should roll on a straight line to the hoop. When completed, the opposite post player on the right block passes out to the left wing (diagram 2), and sets the ball-screen and runs the pick and roll.

All of the these drills will have both sides alternate. The rotation is for guards to stay outside but switch sides, and post players stay inside while also switching sides.

Pick and Roll Drill - with Short Roll and Step-Through Move

This drill is the same as above, but this time the screener will get the bounce-pass on a short roll at about the free-throw line. He/she makes a jump-stop and a shot-fake followed by a step-through move to the hoop.

Pick and Roll Drill - with Short Roll and Jump-Shot
This drill again is the same as above, and the screener will get the bounce-pass on a short roll at about the free-throw line.  This time, he/she makes a jump-stop and shoots the pull-up jump-shot.

Fake (Slip) Pick and Roll Drill
This time the screener fakes the screen, and sharply cuts back to the hoop for the pass from the guard and the lay-up or dunk. The screener really needs to sell this in order to fake the defender.

Pick and Pop with 3-Point Shot Drill
This time the screener, instead of rolling inside after the screen, pops out to the arc.  The guard makes a couple dribbles over the screen and passes back to our post player spotting up for the 3-point shot.

To see diagrams and a video, see Basketball Pick and Roll Drills.

 

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