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In this video we look at a fundamental offensive move called the power layup. The power layup has a number of advantages over the classic layup that so many beginning basketball players struggle to learn. Briefly, the power layup can be learned in stages, it produces a higher percentage shot, it puts you in a position to rebound your missed shot, and it allows you to fake a shot if you are closely guarded. The classic layup does none of these things.
- Start at the elbow and take one or at most two dribbles toward the basket.
- Jump-stop about three feet from the backboard and a bit toward the outside of the lane.
- Keeping your shoulders parallel to the backboard, jump toward the basket and in a line parallel to the backboard.
- Stretch to the rim and shoot using just the wrist of your outside hand.
- Bounce your shot lightly off the backboard using the shooting rectangle as a guide.
- Jump Stop
- Stretch Shot