VAULT VIDEO: Drop dribble hesitation move

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This move is becoming more popular with shifty basketball players today. Guards like Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving use this a lot because it creates momentum for changing directions and speed and it has a sense of unpredictability.

It’s dropping the basketball in front of you almost as a crossover. It works as a crossover because you’re looking to change directions with the basketball, but it’s literally more of a drop. You’ll see us doing a little stutter step in between sometimes, which adds to what makes the move hard to defend. The drop dribble creates that momentum as you go into your lateral move. It’s great to use in transition. Stay quick and stay shifty.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. Martin has work experience in digital media, radio, and journalism. He started a basketball blog and internet radio show in 2013 on Blog Talk Radio. Martin previously hosted the Knightcap show for WCTC 1450 AM covering the Rutgers Men's Basketball team. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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