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 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) point guard Alterique Gilbert, the four-star floor general for the six-time state champion Wolverines.
THE MOVE: The In-and-Out Cross Step-Back
THE EXECUTION: “I start with the ball in my left hand and do a basic in-and-out cross in front of my man; that keeps the ball in my left hand. Then I cross over real quick and that gets them off balance and while they’re recovering on defense I step back, because I’m a little smaller, and take the shot. That’s the move!”
THE SELL: “I haven’t had anyone stop this move.”
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