Back in 2003, Grayson Boucher left small-town Keizer, Ore., to join the And1 MixTape Tour traveling all over the world breaking ankles and taking names on the hardwood. He knew he’d have lots to prove if he was going to live up to his catchy moniker “The Professor”; an alias he earned because he schooled the opposition on the court. Today The Professor is the most well-known streetballer in the world and is virtually unguardable. It’s only right that he created SuperHumanDribbling, a series that teaches players how to have Professor-like ball handling skills. Now he’s agreed to break down flashy moves every week this summer for hoopers in a blog with USA Today.
Hey, what’s going on everybody, I hope you guys have been practicing on all the moves.
Today I’ve got one that’s more on the comedy tip; a little something to practice while you’re grilling out and celebrating the 4th!
This one’s called The Nice to Meet You.
This is the one you use on someone who really tries to push up on you and arm-bar you or have their hands straight out on defense trying to lock-up.
You want to dribble low, under their arm.
I crossover from right to left and grab their hand or arm with my right hand; I grab it really hard too! Then I shake their hand as if to say, “Hi nice to meet you!” and then I bring the ball around their arm.
The ball is in my left hand and it goes around both of our arms and back to my left hand.
It’s a silly move, but this one ALWAYS gets those style points and that “Ooh” that ballers want from time to time.
OK guys, you already know what to do next; read this until you’ve got it down pat and then check out the video below for a reference point.
Then send in videos or questions using the hashtag: #ProfessorMovesUSA
I wanna see what you got!
We may even pick your video to be featured in the next installment!
Go hard and I’ll see you next week to introduce another move.
Happy 4th of July!
Don’t forget to follow The Professor…