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Tyreke Evans’ Footwork

Last week, the Sacramento Kings’ Tyreke Evans hit another game-winning shot, this time against the Denver Nuggets. In this case, he attacked Denver’s Kenyon Martin with his left hand, stopped and hit a fade-away shot.

I teach this finishing move. However, rather than shoot the fade away, we make the front pivot into a hook shot. The counter is to pivot, fake the hook shot and step through for a lay-up.

Unfortunately, some officials call this move a travel because few players use this footwork – it looks like a travel. However, this is a great way to finish for smaller players because they stop and pivot away from the defender as the defender’s momentum moves him further from the ball.

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