5 Spot Finishing - FastModel Sports

Published 07/04/2013 by Kyle Gilreath Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill


At Fort Myers High School we run the Read and React Offense from Better Basketball. If you are not familiar with the offense it consists of five spots that should always be filled. If your defenders feet are above the three point line (Read Line) and you are one pass away we tell our players to immediately cut back door. With that in mind this morning I put a couple of our guys through a grueling session of finishing moves which incorporates this concept. 

When finishing from the sides I like to teach my players to get their shoulders parallel with the baseline to product themselves and the ball from a defender. 

  • Basketball Play - 5 Spot Finishing

5 Spots - 12 Makes at each spot


Player starts under rim and sprints to the spot and cuts quickly back door.


1st 3 Shots: Right hand finishes using backboard

2nd 3 Shots: Left hand reverse finishes using backboard

3rd 3 Shots: Right hand floaters

4th 3 Shots: Left hand floaters