It was great to have Pro player David Hicks back in the DishLab putting in some work. In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week, David worked on developing and utilizing his quick moves in the mid range and also short corner areas.
It's important to practice game like situations and David made sure that we simulating situations that he would see as a professional. Recently we talked about different types of go to moves in the post and now we will break down a few of David's quick moves to the basket.
Below you can watch the full video of David working out in the DishLab. These basketball drills are a good way to utilize space that most players dont train in. For the entire workout, we had the Dr. Dish All-Star away from the hoop. The All-Star is the only shooting machine in the world designed to make game location passing. David wanted to workout alone and if the shooting machine wasn't designed to move away from the basket, he wouldn't have been able to train the way he did today.
Dr. Dish Drill of the Week: Developing a Quick Move
Short Corner and Elbow Quick Moves
In this first drill we set the Dish on the left wing three point line. We programmed the Dish to pass to the short corner and elbow areas. Each time the Dish made a pass, David did a quick move to the basket and finished in a variety of different ways. One of the tougher finishes David worked on was his baseline floater. This is a difficult shot because there isn't much room for error on top of not having the backboard for support. A quick move that is under appreciated these days is the simple sweep through to the basket. Often times players catch the basketball and hold it for 2-3 seconds before making a decision on what to do. This can cause the offense to be stagnant and allow for your defender to recover. It's important to be under control even though you are making a quick move.
Mid-Range Wing Quick Moves
The second part of the drill we have the Dish set up at the top of the key. We programmed the dish to make alternating passes at the mid-range wing areas. Each time David received a pass from the Dish, he immediate made a quick move and attacked the hoop. Its important the player remain under control and also reads how the defender is playing them. As the player gets more comfortable making reads and understanding the defense, the quick move will be a huge tool moving forward.
Both these drills are great for conditioning as well. The Dish can be set on tempo to either sped up or slow down. The quicker the tempo, the harder you will work obviously and the challenge is to make sure you are training at game like speed and beyond.
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