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 Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) wing Brandon Ingram, a five-star recruit who was named to the McDonald’s All American and Jordan Brand Classic games. Ingram was also planning to play in the Kentucky Derby Classic this weekend but was added to the roster for the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland.
THE MOVE: The Hesitation Right to Left Cross
THE EXECUTION: “I have really long arms and my crossover is long so I step out with my right leg and hesitate a little bit then I cross it over. They bite on it every time.”
THE SELL: “Nobody’s stopping that!”
Here’s how Ingram gets it done.
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