How To Do a Basketball Assist

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Step 1

An assist saves the little guy in the sport of basketball. It is the stat that height doesnt make more difficult. Which is why point guards are typically the top assisters on any team. Though this may be the little guys game, every player should be able to make an assist.

Step 2

Passing is crucial when assisting. You need to do passing drills and practice no look passes as well as a variety of other types of passes. This is priority number one.

Step 3

Once you've got that down, you must be aware of the game and the court your playing on. You should know where your teamates are and practice vision, and the best way to do this is just by playing a lot.

Step 4

When you make a pass make sure you plant your feet and pass, dont do anything crazy or try to fit one in because unless your that good, it usually gets stolen. Stop, pivot, and fake to get the ball to the open man and you should get the assist.

Step 5

To get an assist it goes to the last player that sets up a shot or layup/dunk to another player in scoring position.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Don't read your pass, make sure to look off defenders. Its amazing what a pump fake can do and how much space it opens up, try using it to your advantage when passing the ball when you play.

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When I was a little boy

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