For Michael Jordan it was the tongue-wagging fade away jump shot, for Allen Iverson it was the ankle-breaking killer crossover and for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar it was the net-scorching sky hook; the recurring theme among all great players is great moves.
Every Monday during the hoops season we’ll scour the globe to check in with the country’s most elite players and have them dish on one of the many sure-fire juke moves they implement throughout the course of a game.
This week we caught up with Lancaster (Lancaster, Texas) senior forward Elijah Thomas, a Texas A&M signee.
THE MOVE: The Julius Randle “Hezi”/Jawun Evans Spin
THE EXECUTION: “Basically you freeze them with that hesitation dribble that I got from Julius Randle; it always worked because post players don’t really know how to guard a big who can handle the ball. Then when you get them with that you go right into the Jawun Evans spin. Whichever hand you do the Julius hesitation dribble with you spin to the opposite way.”
THE SELL: “I haven’t had anyone stop it yet.”
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