Basketball Offense – Getting Open

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Basketball player Monty Gray demonstrates basketball offense and getting open.

    Monty Gray: Hello, how are you doing? My name is Monty Gray with One on One Basketball. Today we are going to be talking about offensive moves on the perimeter. The first thing I am going to talk about is getting open on the perimeter in basketball. One thing that we understand on the perimeter is you cannot just catch the ball and automatically go. So there are really four steps in which I would like to teach you to do today. The first one is called the V-Cut and you are going to do exactly what it says. You are going to actually make a V-Cut. You are actually going to walk your defender down all the way to the block, then we are going to plant, change directions and come up and ask for the ball and turn your face. Again that's they call the V-Cut. The direction of my body is only going forward in this direction, then all the sudden I plant and I come back up and ask for the ball.

    You make a very hard cut, the defense will have to respect that type of move. The next move that we are going to do is called a Pin and Pop. Pin and pop is Little more -- where you go straight down and pop back up, you walk you defender down, then all of a sudden you change direction, speed, turn, ask for the ball and then you turn your face. Now those were the two moves on the perimeter as far as getting in open. The next thing, we want to do as if you want to get open from the base, the baseline or the lower block. The first move, I want to talk about is the Step Over. A lot of times the defense defends you in this type of motion above right here, if their offense players were here, about right here in this spot, what we are going to basically is try to step over and seal off the defense and then pop up and receive the ball. If you do a great seal, nine times out of ten, you will be able to receive the ball without a problem. Step over the defense to seal them. Once you seal them you are going to feel their body with their arms, your back and your legs. Once you make that contact, you simply explode up, step up to the ball, catch it then you turn the face.

    The last one that we are going to talk about is when your defenders defend you right here, you want to get out and open on the perimeter is the Up and Out and this is where you walk your defender all the way up, nice and slow then all of a sudden you are going plant, change speeds, pop right up to receive the ball and then you turn your face. So the four things that we talked about today were basically the V-cut, the Pin and Pop, these two moves on the perimeter and then two other moves are from the low pose which is a Step Over and the Up and Out. Now once you have mastered that, we can go the next step. The next step is where we are actually receiving the ball, once you gone through those series of moves to attack and face the rim in basketball.