When you reach a certain point in basketball quality wise, the first thing that you are going to notice is that the basics do not work like they used to. In these particular moments, it is crucial that you start to work on some advanced basketball techniques that will help you to shake off of the defender.
One of the things that you can do is to combine two or three dribbles, where the first move will be used as a deceiver, and the second (or third) are the game changers.
Today we are going to analyze the combination done by Buddy Hield. He used a crossover dribble to lure the defense to go one way, and he used behind the back dribble to get away from the defender.
The coach that is going to help us understand this move is going to be Trey Slate, a coach that works with Buddy as a skill development assistant.
If you take a look at the play, the defender is trailing a bit and he is putting some extra effort to reconnect with the offense. So, the inertia is pulling him towards the man with the ball.
If we take a look at the situation, we see that Hield is dribbling the ball with his left hand and he is looking towards the screen.The idea is to make a crossover dribble from left to right and to see how the defense will react.
Behind the Back dribble
After the crossover was done, the defender went for a steal. And not only that, he glided towards Buddy a bit, so the best counter move was to do a behind the back dribble. This way, in the shortest period of time and in the safest way, he got rid of the defender.
The best part about the whole action is that even if Buddy didn't make much of the advantage with those dribble moves, there was a screen waiting for him.
Lets hear what Trey has to tell us about this move:
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