When the ball-handler retreats in his/her dribble- it’s almost a natural reflex for the defender to relax and come out of their stance, which is when the player with the ball attacks.
It’s also a great move for the offensive player to scope what’s going on behind his defender and base the next move off their reactions.
Keys to the Move:
🏀 Use your body and off hand to shield the ball (protect at all times)
🏀 Perform an effective move after your retreat.ie crossover, in-and-out crossover, behind the back
🏀 Change of Speed and explosion is your best friend. Whatever move you decide to do- explode out of it.
Check out Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant driplay various retreats below: 👇
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