Villanova Pressure Release & Finish Drill - FastModel Sports

Published 06/05/2017 by Michael Shaughnessy Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

Villanova is known for being a very fundamentally sound basketball team. They do a tremendous job of valuing the ball (1.4 Asst./TO Ratio) and finish around the rim at a high percentage (66% avg. past 2 years). This is a drill that the men's basketball team does in practice throughout the year to work on getting open versus pressure, working on their triple threat (pivots, jabs), and finishing strong around the basket.

  • Basketball Play - Villanova Pressure Release & Finish Drill
  • Basketball Play - Villanova Pressure Release & Finish Drill
  • Player's 1 and 2 get open versus the pressure given by the coaches by stepping across their feet and body to put them on their hip/back similar to a post up. This is to have assurance that the defender can't shoot the passing lane.


    Player's 3 & 4 will pass to the outside hand away from the coaches. Player's 1 & 2 will release to the basketball on the flight of the pass. To create space and face up to the basket.


    Player's 1 & 2 will work out of their triple threat utilizing jabs and rip through's to drive to the basket. Player's will finish off a jump stop (two feet) to finish strong at the rim.


    Player's 3 & 4 would replace player's 1 & 2's spots after they drive. 1 & 2 will rebound their ball and go to the end of the line where the cones are.

  • The same drill is performed with player's 3 & 4 entering the ball to 1 & 2 lane line extended. Player's will work out their triple threat using their pivot and jabs to drive down the alley. Player's will use a jump stop to play off 2 feet to finish around the rim.