Basketball Cuts

What is a cut? What are they used for? Get ready to learn about cuts and why a team will choose to use this strategy in a basketball game.


At this point, you've learned a few strategies in basketball that maximize player performance and help teams win games.

In this tutorial, we will learn about a basic player movement strategy called cutting.


Movement and footwork is an important part of basketball. A cut in basketball is a sudden move in a preplanned direction that leaves the player open to getting a pass or making a shot attempt.

Basketball Cut Part 1

Basketball Cut Part 2

The goal of any cut is to use a player's footwork to escape a defensive player who is guarding them.

There are many types of cuts in basketball and it is only limited to your imagination.

We will only mention a few types of cuts in this tutorial, as it is more of an advanced topic:

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