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 it 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.
What’s up people we’re back at it again this week with The Parting of the Red Sea.
I used to call this one The Behind-the-Back, Between-the-Legs move, but I changed it because when I do it the defender is always super-tight up on me until I do the move, then they’ll be going backward when I’m going forward and the defense just parts.
People consider this my signature move, but I think it’s because I just post this one a lot more than others.
Basically, what I do is fake like I’m going to the basket toward the baseline then I turn my back to them on a 45-degree turn. After that I go behind my back, right to left, then I turn back going toward the basket with my left hand.
A lot of people have used this one, but it takes a little practice and you’ll need your timing to be sharp with it.
Definitely read and re-read the blog to get a better feel for the move and then check out the video below for a reference point.
I’m sure you’ll be getting your man with this one on the court in no time.
OK, as always, practice hard and show me the final product using the hashtag #ProfessorMovesUSAT.
I’ll be back next week to break down another move.
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