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 we’ll scour the globe to check in with the country’s most elite players and have them spill the tea and break down on one of the many sure-fire juke moves they implement throughout the course of a game.
This week we caught up with Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.) shooting guard Gary Trent Jr., a five-star recruit who led the prestigious Nike EYBL in scoring last year.
THE MOVE: The Behind-the-Back Step-Back
THE EXECUTION: “Well, I’ll have the ball in my right hand and I’m acting like I’m going to the right so I lean to the right. Then I go behind my back to the left, take a dribble and step back to get space. When I need a bucket that’s just one of the many moves I can go to.”
THE SELL: “Oh no, no one’s stopping it.”
Watch how Gary Trent Jr. gets it done.
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