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 Ranney School (Tinton Falls, N.J.) wing Scottie Lewis, a five-star prospect.
THE MOVE: The Screen Option
THE EXECUTION: “I call for a screen and I make sure my dribble is wide, but protected, so that I can first draw the big man out so the lane is clear and I force my defender to have to make a quick decision to either fight over the screen or call a switch. If he fights over the screen I can just reject the screen and go the other way. If he switches the screen I have a big man guarding me so I use my speed and athletic ability to get to the rim.”
THE SELL: “There’s so many options out of rejecting the screen that even if you stop me I’m a good enough passer to hit the open man and the cutter.”
Watch how Scottie Lewis gets it done.
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