We understand how important it is to have players who can create for others or score from the wing. As the off-season jumps into full speed it is time to improve, develop, and prepare for the next basketball opportunity. Making plays from the wing is challenging because defense is solid and loaded up to prevent that from happening.
Maybe you can score driving baseline or catching the ball and shooting is the skill from the wing. Continue to enhance that skill for sure, but wouldn't it be good to have one or two more options for scoring or creating from the wing. Developing the ability to create or score from the wing can save the team from turnovers or lost possessions, but will also make players harder to guard because you will have solutions to situations.
We know it is not necessary to have fancy drills or 16 options for players from the wing. Below is a workout that enhances 3 finishes and reads driving middle or baseline. This workout can be done in an hour and repeated by players on a regular basis to enhance skills and decision making ability from the wing.
The 3 finishes or scoring skills are:
1. Power Lay-up - every players needs that quick, powerful jumpstop finish with defense on their inside shoulder to score strong and create a possible and-1 opportunity.
2. Lay - up - seems simple, but scoring with a lay-up while driving full speed to the basket and going through contact can be tough.
3. Pull up Jumper - the ability to get to the rim can open up opportunities to shoot the mid-range jumper. Remember to drive hard and get the defense sprinting to cut you off - then rise up and shoot the jumper.
At EYG we really want to help equip players with the necessary skills to help them make plays or benefit their team. Check out our drop-in workouts or small group workouts this spring.
Player Development Coach