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 up everybody, I hope you’ve been practicing hard because the move this week is one you’re gonna need to work on extra hard; I call this one The Yo-Yo Flip!
This is one of the moves that NBA guys like John Wall and Derrick Rose and those guys do sometimes off the pick-and-roll.
Basically, they put a backspin on the ball and flip it out in front of them. It makes the help defense think they’re gonna throw it back to their man then they leave and the guy still hasn’t recovered so the ball handler is able to go back to his pull-up.
I use this all the time, but I like to tease the defender more.
If the defender is on me close I’ll do The Yo-Yo Flip so I can get by him and do another move. I love when guys play me close. This is one of the best moves for a defender who’s pressing up on you.
I use this one quite a bit!
OK, you already know, read this as many times as it takes until you’ve got it down cold then watch the video below and practice.
After that I want you to send in videos or questions using the hashtag: #ProfessorMovesUSA
Let’s see what you can do! We may pick your video to be featured in the next installment!
Don’t forget to follow The Professor…