- A Must Have Offensive Skill for Your Team -
Matt McLeod Basketball
About This Video:
The longer I’m around the game, the more I’m convinced that stride stops are a MUST HAVE skill for anyone who wants to be a playmaker on their team. Stride stops are a much better option than the traditional jump stop and provide a more efficient way to play-make from the paint, and by using stride stops at the end of drives, players have more balance, more control, more time, and more options. All of this will lead to better decisions and fewer turnovers. It also has a significant benefit on finishing at the rim, as stride stops allow players to better absorb contact, "untime" the defense by becoming more unpredictable with their timing, and also avoid defenders by being able to change directions in ways jump stops won't allow.