Basketball Triple Threat

What is triple threat in basketball? When should you shoot, pass, or pivot in a game? Get ready to learn about triple threat position in basketball.

Basketball Triple Threat

Triple threat describes what a player can do on the court, the moment he first gets the ball. When a player gets possession of the ball he has three options:

  1. Pass the ball
  2. Shoot the ball
  3. Dribble the ball

Basketball Triple Threat

IMPORTANT: A player is only in triple threat when they first get the ball. If they decide to pass, shoot, or dribble, they are no longer in triple threat.

Basketball Passing

Passing in basketball is a method of exchanging the ball between teammates. Passing is the fastest way to move the ball on the court. When in triple threat, a player should choose to pass if they have a teammate open on the court who can make an easy basket.

Basketball Passing

Basketball Shooting

Shooting in basketball is the only way players can earn points for their team. When in triple threat, a player should choose to shoot the ball if they are close to the hoop. Regardless if a player is in position, they should always shoot if the shot clock is nearing zero.

Basketball Shooting

Basketball Dribbling

Dribbling in basketball is a method of moving the ball on the court, while having the same player retain possession. Dribbling works by having player repeatedly bounce the ball off the floor using one hand. There are rules for how players can dribble, which we'll learn more about in Basketball Dribbling.

Basketball Dribbling

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