Basketball / Defense

Closing Out Drill

Carmelo Anthony and Kenny Smith demonstrate the closing out basketball drill. When a shooter is in position this drill teaches players to run at then and shift into a defensive position sliding the last two steps. The correct arms, footwork, and balance are key to having success at contesting a jump shot. As a variation the offensive player will fake shot and move toward the basket, the defender should follow and get to his spot and block.

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