Basketball Offense – Recieving the Ball

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Basketball player Monty Gray demonstrates basketball offense and recieving the ball.

    Monty Gray: How are you doing? My name is Monty Gray with One on One basketball. We are talking today about offensive moves in basketball. The next thing I am going to talk about as far as getting open is receiving the basketball that is very important. Whenever you receive the ball you need to let your teammate know that you are ready. So one thing that I try to do is call for the ball and you might want to make a hand gesture which you want say ball, just to let him know that you are ready for the ball. The next thing you need to do is you have got to make sure -- you have got to give your teammate a target. Most of the time when you ask for the ball you always want to ask for the ball away from the defense. So if we are coming from the baseline or the block to receive the ball, you want to ask for the ball away because nine times out of ten you are going to have your defense right here trying to defend the ball or deny you the ball. So you ask for the ball away from the defense, you catch it and you turn your face.

    So the first thing is to ask for the ball, communication between you and your teammate is very important and the next thing which you need to do is ask for the ball away from the defense. As you ask for the ball away from the defense this gives your teammate a good target to show a open hand, to catch it and once you do catch it then you turn your face at all times. When you are in this move, this motion right here you have got to make sure that your knees are bent, you have got to be looking at the rim and you have to be a threat to the defense. A lot of times kids might catch the ball and they want to catch it and they want to just start dribbling right after that. What we would like you to do is again receive the ball, turn your face and position yourself, get nice and low, a lot of times players might stay kind of high and tall up this way, what we would like to do is get low and in this way you will be able to make a quick movement either inside or outside. Okay, so the next thing I am going to do is actually talk about the Sweet move in basketball.