Basketball Drills: Chicago Action with Coach Tony Miller
by Tony Miller, on Jun 30, 2021 2:47:57 PM
In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week, Coach Tony Miller demonstrates a great team drill called Chicago focused on pin down screens and dribble handoffs to create space for an open drive or shot. Check out the full breakdown below!
If you watch any of this year’s NCAA tournament, you may have noticed teams using a pin down screen immediately followed by a dribble handoff to get a teammate open for either a drive or a shot. Commonly referred to as “Chicago,” this action is a great way to create separation between an offensive player and his defender.
- In this drill, Player 1 and Player 2 start in positions close to the “slots” on the perimeter.
- On the pass out to Player 1, Player 2 starts to run to set a pin down screen for Player 3.
- Player one follows Player 2 and hands the ball off to Player 3.
- Player 3 can shoot, take a one-dribble pull-up, or drive for a floater in the paint.
- After the shot, each player rotates up one additional spot on the floor for the next rep.
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