Skills

Skills

In this section Devin has broken down the basic skills you need to become a confident and effective basketball player into six categories. Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defense, Triple Threat, and Finishing. In each category, Devin will walk you through what it takes to master each of these skills and add them to your game.

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Skills
  • Skills: Intro

    In this section Devin has broken down the basic skills you need to become a confident and effective basketball player into six categories. Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defense, Triple Threat, and Finishing. In each category, Devin will walk you through what it takes to master each of these ski...

  • Shooting 101: Intro

    Introducing "Shooting 101!" In this mini series Devin will walk you through the basics to shooting the basketball consistently, as well as some of the smaller details and tricks that he has picked up through the years!

  • Shooting 101: The Base

    A jumpshot is like a fingerprint, everyone's is different, but there are some basics that every great shooter has to have. Devin walks through the basics of a great shooting form, starting from the ground up...literally.

  • Shooting 101: The Shooting Hand

    The hands are on of the most important parts of a jumpshot. You can be doing everything else right, but if your hand placement and positioning aren't consistent, then you won't be either. Devin walks through the fundamentals of shooting, then gives some tips on what works best for him!

  • Shooting 101: One vs Two Motion Shooting

    One and Two Motion shooters dominate the NBA today, but when it comes to your own shot, it's whatever works best. Devin goes through why he prefers and teaches Two Motion shooting.

  • Shooting 101: The Form

    Just like everything you do, the key to getting a great and consistent jumpshot is repetition. Devin walks though the best way to tune your jumpshot and change your bad habits for the future.

  • Shooting 101: The Guide Hand

    Keeping your guide hand in the right position is very important to shooting the basketball consistently, but just like your jump shot everyone does it a little different. Devin goes over what works best for him, and the basics of the guide hand!

  • Shooting 101: The Touch

    Rotation on the ball, through flicking your wrist is a key decider on how much touch the ball has when it comes off the rim. There can't be too much, and there can't be too little. Devin shows us the best way gain a good touch around the basket and add some arc to your shot!

  • Shooting 101: The Wrist

    Developing a stronger wrist through reps helps to extend your range and give the ball a softer touch around the rim. Devin walks through how to strengthen the wrist and add more arc to your shots, both around the rim and beyond the arc!

  • Shooting 101: Fine Tuning Your Shot

    Like we have said before, balance, and repetition are two of the most important progression steps to becoming a great shooter. Devin shows one of the crucial steps in the process that he has used to train record breaking shooters!

  • Dribbling 101: 2 Ball Intro

    Two ball dribbling drills are some of the most basic and most effective drills to become a better ball handler, and in tern, a more confident player. Devin walks us through a few drills that you should do at the beginning of every workout.

  • Dribbling 101: 2 Ball Part 1

    Two ball dribbling drills have proven the test of time and are still a great way to get a better feel for the basketball and improve your handle. Devin gives you a few easy two ball drills that you can do at home or on a court.

  • Passing 101: The Chest Pass

    Firing a chest pass is one of the best ways to get the ball from one player to another in basketball. Most widely used around the perimeter, you have to be able to snap a pass with some speed, or next thing you know, the defense will be laying the ball in on the other end. Devin walks through t...

  • Passing 101: LeBron Pass

    The LeBron pass is one that is only used in certain situations and you have to learn how to do it, and the specific times to use it, in order to be effective. Devin walks through the basics of this pass and the specifics you'll use to put it in your bag.

  • Passing 101: LeBron Pass Film

    Extra film for the LeBron pass. Be sure to pay close attention to the small details and situations.

  • Wall Crawl: Intro

    These inside hand finishes are something every great finisher has in their bag.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 1

    Controlling the basketball and putting just the right amount of spin on the ball is the best way to level up your finishing skills. Devin walks through how he first learned about the wall crawlers.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 2

    Devin walks through the next step on how he learned and mastered the wall crawlers. You'll need two cones, a basketball, and an open space for this one.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 3

    This one may be a little unconventional but I promise you it works. If you don't have something to spin the ball around, then just pick a spot on a higher up wall and use that.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 4

    Now we're on the basketball court with a drill that every hooper has done before, the Mikan drill. This is where you can get the touch of spinning the ball off the backboard and really get a feel for how the ball catches and dives into the basket.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 5

    We're adding a little twist on the Mikan Drill now by jumping and hanging to simulate a game situation. Devin talks about the reps it takes to get comfortable with this finish, especially on a goal with a small backboard.

  • Wall Crawl: Part 6

    Using the rim as protection and attacking at certain angles are both ways that you can get better opportunities to finish with the inside hand. Devin tops off the series with some gems on the situations to use an inside hand finish in.