This week’s move is the retreat or escape dribble. This move is usually taught to players as a way to escape from pressure, in a press or trap situation. Here, we’re using it as a scoring move. You can attack the defender, stay low, and use the retreat dribble to re-size the defense and plot a new point of attack. Also, notice the retreat dribble can vary — it can be a straight-back dribble, behind the back, or between the legs as well. As always, stay shifty, look to change directions, and switch up your scoring move either pulling up or getting all the way to the basket.
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