Pump Fake a Useful Offensive Tool

Tuesday, Memphis Grizzles guard-forward, CJ Miles used an devastating shot fake to shake Marco Belinelli and drive to the rim. He finished the play with a bucket, and finished the game with ten points and a +10 point differential.

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The shot fake can be used to throw off defenders to open the lane like Miles, create space for an open shot, or draw a foul. To master the art of the shot fake, practice the Shot Fake Breakdown Drill. You can find other ball handling and shooting drills here. Players who have mastered the shot fake, should take a look at the MVP Practice Plan to take their elite game to the next level.

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