Move of the Month – Same Foot Finish

The Same Foot Finish, presented by Mychal Martinez Basketball, is a great finishing solution to use at the rim against shot blockers to throw off their jump timing. By eliminating one step before the take-off (i.e. traditional lay-up footwork), it allows the offensive player to get into the air before the shot blocker does.

There are two techniques players can use to lay the ball up when using the Same Foot Finish.

The first is the “underhand extension” technique. This lay-up technique is great for smaller players who need to get the ball out and away from the defense. It also allows the finisher to get the ball up to the basket quicker if being guarded by a long, athletic defender (Steve Nash used the underhand extension to perfection).

The second is the “overhand floater” technique. This option is great to use against rotating help-side defenders to get the ball up and over their reach when they jump.

Watch the video tutorial below!




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