Euro Step Moves From Harden & Westbrook for Basketball

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David says:
2/6/2019 at 4:34:26 PM

The footwork when he first explains it seems like it would be a travel, however the examples when it speeds up is not a travel. By having the pound before the evasion step I feel makes it a harder shot as you are potentially sliding across the ring, but it is a solid move and well executed in the video.

I personally teach my U12 youth players to do a hard dribble on the plant foot (evasion step) and then rip high. The harder dribble makes the high rip easier and allows one step to get around the player and one to straighten to the basket for an easier layup.


Thomas says:
2/6/2019 at 11:37:11 AM

This would only be a travel if you did not have a simultaneous dribble with the plant foot prior to the "invasion" step or if you drag the foot in the complete action.


B Logan says:
2/6/2019 at 11:14:23 AM

Seems to me what you are demonstrating is a great move only if you play in Europe. Under USA rules it is a travel. Please check footwork and advise me. Last I knew you get one step and have to release the ball before your “pivot” foot retouches the floor.

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Dunn says:
2/6/2019 at 11:30:14 AM

It’s not a travel. 2 steps is 2 steps after the dribble going to the basket. It’s a legal move. Instead of the regular two steps a player takes to lay the ball in. This move is simply 1 step to right then 1 step to left or vice versa. It’s good if you practice and perfect it. Defenders are counting steps to time blocks, listening to feet tapping the floor to time blocks.
My advice is to work on in for quite sometime with live defense, 2 defenders preferably at game speed. Once it’s a comfortable maneuver and mechanics are understood then take it to games, but using it in the correct situation is important.


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