Developing touch as a shooter is a big part of being a great shooter, and it is something that you should constantly be working on during your basketball training, or simply to warm up before a game. It is also a great way to work on your shooting form and remind yourself of the basics. For this touch basketball shooting drill you are going to be working on the freeze fake shot.
This type of shot is going to be used in a few different situations, but a couple of them are; when a defender is closing out a shooter before the shoot and they only end up coming half way out because they are playing the drive, another is on a dribble pull up and the shooter wants to get the defender off balance and out of defensive position. This is not the easiest shot to master, but it can be very effective if it is.
Drill Name: Freeze Fake Touch Shooting Basketball Drill
Drill Goal: Warm up and work on the freeze fake shot.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball.
Tips: Focus on the proper footwork and shooting form, and always come into your shot the same way. Visualize the defender and really sell your freeze fake.
Directions: The player is going to start in the paint with the basketball and the are going to spin the ball out to themselves somewhere on the floor within 8-10 from the basket. As they grab the ball they are going to come into their shot, and then they are going to shoot a freeze fake shot. After they shoot, land, and wait to see if the shot goes, they are going to get their rebound and the repeat. Go for a certain amount of time of a certain number of shots or makes.