A chest pass in basketball is one of the most basic yet commonly used passing techniques in the game. It is used to quickly pass the ball from one player to another on the offense. When using a chest pass, a player passes the ball starting from their chest, extends their arms out, and propels the ball forward using both hands towards their teammate.
Passing from the chest typically generates more power because a player must use two hands when passing and step into the pass with their legs. The chest pass is the most frequently used and direct pass in the sport of basketball. Another similar fundamental pass in basketball is called the bounce pass.
The image below illustrates the chest pass technique: