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 on one of the many sure-fire juke moves they implement throughout the course of a game.
This week we caught up with Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, Mo.) wing Michael Porter Jr., who is ranked No. 3 overall in the ESPN 60.
THE MOVE: The Euro-Step
THE EXECUTION: “I was on Move Mondays last season, but I wanted to come back and talk about a move that I’m using a lot this season and that’s the Euro-Step. Basically, I’ll just drive into the lane and the defender will be there trying to take a charge and I take my two steps around them to avoid the contact and not get the offensive foul. I’ve been using that a lot this season. It’s something I worked on a lot last summer and it’s working for me this season.”
THE SELL: “This one is hard to stop because I step out of the way. It’s a score or the defender will foul me.”
Watch how Michael Porter Jr. gets it done.
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