Basketball Drills: 1-on-1 with Pat The Roc
by Jefferson Mason, on Feb 6, 2017 8:29:33 AM
Dr. Dish Basketball had the opportunity to put in work at Pat The Roc Skills Academy this past weekend. We were able to talk with the hoops legend at length about his career and also his skills academy.
We were also able to put in some work at his skills academy located in Rockville, Maryland. Pat The Roc was known for his flashy moves and incredible ball-handling but his knowledge and feel for the game is what has really separated him from the rest.
Superstar players at every level have a quick go-to-move or a series of one-on-one moves that they can use at any point in time when their team needs a basket. The only way you can become a great 1 on 1 player is to challenge yourself and work on your weaknesses with a partner with basketball drills. Check out this quick and easy 1 on 1 drill below that you and a partner can do using the Dr. Dish All-Star!
Drill of the Week: 1 on 1 with Pat The Roc
In this 1 on 1 drill Pat The Roc and I wanted to focus on making a quick move past the defender to score. Luckily we had the Dr. Dish All-Star and we were able to move the shooting machine away from the basket to make game-like passes to the free throw line and also the short corner area. The net system swivels which allows players to pass the basketball back to the Dish. We wanted to keep moving and alternating so we made sure to set the tempo fast enough that it would push us but also giving us enough time to make a move and finish at the rim or take a shot. The All-Star is the only shooting machine in the world designed to move away from the basket and make game-like passes.
Pat the Roc started at the free throw line where the Dish made its first pass. I started closer to the rim and as soon as he caught the basketball I closed out hard with my hands held high. Pat then made a quick move to the basket and had the option to shoot, use a floater, or finish at the rim. After he scored the ball, I got the rebound and passed it back to the Dish. Pat then hustled to the short corner to receive the second pass and once again I closed out hard and he made a quick move to the hoop. On his second shot, he rebounded and passed it back to the Dish while I hustled to recieve the next pass to go 1 on 1.
Each time Pat and I were on offense we made sure to switch up our moves and the direction we were attacking. Players: focus on your weaknesses and practice them so that when you are in an actual game you won't be unfamiliar with the situation. 1 on 1 is great because it forces you to play defense and also forces you to get out of your comfort zone! Make sure to focus on you fundamentals and push yourself throughout the entire drill.
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