Finger Roll Or Scoop Shot In Basketball Technique

In this video we are demonstrating a very basic basketball layup technique called a finger roll or scoop shot.

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OzSwoosh athlete Taylin shows the idea around a finger roll layup or scoop shot technique..

Here Coach Craig Rowe provides insights on when best to use the finger roll or scoop shot in basketball. Suggesting the shot when attempted on the wings is more prone to being blocked. He recommends it be primarily used when the defender is trailing behind in the open court.

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How To Do A Finger Roll Or Scoop Shot

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Basic Basketball Footwork
  • Basketball Shot Technique
  • Layup Footwork
  • Eyes Up
  • Dexterity
  • Agility

Basketball Drill Purpose

To help lay the foundational basketball footwork and dexterity required for a finger roll or scoop shot technique at the beginner basketball level. To add a basketball layup finishing move to help avoid a defender trailing from behind.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Basketball Backboard and Ring.

How To Do The Skill

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