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 we’ll scour the globe to check in with the country’s most elite players and have them spill the tea and break down one of the many sure-fire juke moves they implement throughout the course of a game.
This week we caught up with Five-star guard Rawle Alkins, who will be headed off to Arizona in a few weeks. Alkins has been a guest on Move Monday before, but wanted to share one last move before he starts college.
“Before I gave you guys my Euro-step,” Alkins said. “I’ve got one more for you guys!”
THE MOVE: The Hesi
THE EXECUTION: “I know a lot of guys talk about the hesi with their moves on Move Monday, but no one has broken down what it is. It’s basically a quick pause where you bring your hand up like you’re gonna shoot or crossover. When you have a good hesitation you can fool the defender into thinking you’re gonna shoot or blow by them. It’s, honestly, the best move in combination with another move or even by itself. It’s like you’re freezing the defender. It’s the perfect move.”
THE SELL: “Come on now, no one’s gonna stop that.”
Watch how Rawle Alkins gets it done.
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