EPIP Final Copy- Mr.Thomas
The purpose a lay-up, is a way to shoot combining high speed dribbling, a leap/jump, driving to basket and then releasing the ball of the corner of the backboard (using this as a target).
This is a strength, as the action in fluid and looks natural.
High scoring percentage, he has 8 or 9/10- strong side and 7 or 8/10- weak side. Higher if possible!
Height and spring into the jump- allows the performer it get closer to the basket.
Always keeps head up when driving- in order to see the opponents around him and the basket.
Dribbling is low and fast- making it harder to steal the ball.
Dribbling is in front of the body- allows performer to maintains high speed.
Player shoots using outside hand (if he's attacking the right hand side of the basket- the right hand) (left hand side- left hand)- meaning ball is far from defender, who will be attempting to get inside him for ease of steal- by staying outside you reduce his chances!
Footwork (right side- right foot then left)- this means as he springs up, his inside leg acts as a shield to the defender- closes the body off and makes it harder for the them to reach across the body, increasing risk of a foul for defender!
Top corner of the backboard- increase the likelihood of making basket.
Keeps the scoreboard ticking over.
Increasing the confidence of the performer and their team.
Opposition drawn to him- threat offensively- this creates space and opportunities for others and ultimately converting chances, increases chances of winning the game.
Strength 2- 'Dribbling'
Used so a person in possession can get around the court using either hand singly.