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In order to be a great basketball player, you have to not only be physically great, but you have to be mentally great as well. A high basketball IQ separates the scholars from the scrubs on the court.

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  • The Basketball Dictionary Intro

  • Baseline Drift

    A pass made along the baseline towards the corner.

  • Elevator doors

    A pair of screen usually set for a shooter, where the screeners allow the offensive player to cut between them, then move together, cutting off the defender.

  • Extra Pass

    A pass from an open player that is made to a teammate that is even more open.

  • Flare Screen

    An off-ball screen set behind or to the side of a defender that allows another offensive player to fade along the the three point line.

  • Zipper

    An up screen usually set around the free throw line for a guard coming from the block usually utilized on side out inbounds plays.

  • Pick and Pop

    In a pick and roll situation, when the roll man relocates to set up for a jumpshot rather than rolling to the basket.

  • DHO

    An action where a player, usually a big, dribbles toward another player around the perimeter and hands the ball off going the opposite direction.

  • Slipping the Screen

    Slipping the screen is when the screener cuts to the basket instead of staying to set the screen.

  • The Dunker Spot

    The dunker spot, also known as the short corner, is dependent on relocating in the lane.

  • Lock and Trail

    Lock and trail is when you trail a defender on an off ball screen to not allow them to go backdoor.

  • Drag Screen

    A ball screen set in transition towards the middle of the floor while the defense is retreating.

  • Spain Pick and Roll

    A pick and roll action with a back screen on the roll man that allows for an open layup or dunk.

  • Spain Pick and Roll Pt. 2

    Part 2 of the Spain Pick and Roll breakdown focusing a lot on the screener and reversal pass.