We've learned all the ways a player can move the ball in a basketball game. A player can:
In this chapter, we will summarize what we've learned relating to ball movement and provide a few examples.
Putting It All Together
Let's imagine our player gets possession of the ball from a pass, rebound. Our player is now in triple threat and has three (3) things he/she can do to be threatening to the opposing team. Our player can pass, shoot, or dribble the ball.
Choosing To Pass The Ball
Our player decides to pass the ball to another player. Once a teammate catches the pass, the cycle starts over and that player is now in triple threat once again. Our new player can pass, shoot, or dribble the ball.
Choosing To Shoot The Ball
Two (2) possible things can happen:
Choosing To Dribble The Ball
Now, let's imagine our player chooses the third option to dribble the ball. Our player can dribble for as long as he/she wants until the shot clock expires. At any point, our player can pass or shoot the ball. Our player can also choose to stop dribbling by picking up his/her dribble.
Choosing A Pivot Foot
Once a pivot foot is established, our player has three (3) options: