In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to shot fakes. They are a good way to trick the defender in basketball.
Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "Before you take the shot, let's just say you got some defense on you. You want to put in a shot fake, to kind of get the man off his feet and give you time enough to get up, possibly get a foul, or just to get him out of the way so you can go ahead and take your shot--throw him off. The way you do a shot fake is, if you're coming down court and someone passes you the ball, you catch it, you want to look exactly like you're going to shoot. That means you're going to use most of the shooting mechanics that you used when we showed you earlier in the other clip. So you want to take the ball, catch the ball, step into it, pump, get the man off his feet, and then take your jump shot. So, when you're doing a shot fake, you want to make sure everything is fundamental, everything is streamlined, and you want to sell it. The way you sell it is you've got to look like you're going to shoot it. If you don't look like you're going to shoot it, he's not going to go for it. So, one more time, show you. I'm going down court, I catch the ball, step into it, shot fake, get that whole body into it--not just the arms, but you get the body, head and everything--and then once you get him off his feet, you take a jump up, follow through, and release. As soon as you've released, everything should fall right back into place with the regular shooting. So, there you go. There you have it. Shot fake."
In this course, Basketball Instructor Travis Corpening gives 15 easy video lessons on Advanced Basketball Techniques. In this video series on basketball, expert Travis Corpening will teach you about advanced basketball techniques. He'll teach you how to perfect your crossover dribble, do a shot fake, jump stop, ball fakes, and the no look and behind the back pass. He'll talk about v-cuts, setting screens, spin moves, dribbling with your knees, and the turn around jump shot. He'll even tell you how to do a 360 dunk, a one and two handed alley oop pass, and even how to pass the ball to yourself.