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 Saint Rita (Chicago) shooting guard Charles Matthews, a Kentucky signee who was named to the Jordan Brand Classic game.
THE MOVE: The Baiting Cross
THE EXECUTION: “I basically just bait the defender a little bit with a between-the-legs slow cross back and forth over and over. Once I see them leaning in getting ready to reach I’ll lean hard to my left then crossover real quick to my right. That’s when I either pull-up or go to the basket. They always reach; they have to.”
THE SELL: “Nobody can stop it; especially when I need that bucket. This works every time!”
Here’s how Matthews gets it done.
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