How to use guards move in the post

You just caught the ball in the post and don’t know what to do. You’re not comfortable, start dribbling with your back to the basket because you saw some NBA post player do it. Then you throw a terrible shot and think “I’m not a post player anyway!”I understand your frustration. However, the game has changed. Great players can play efficiently at any position. This article will teach you how to use footwork to create space in the post and attach like a guard so anyone can do it!


Introducing the reverse pivot

This is definitely one of my favorite post moves. It seems quite simple to do, but there is more to it that what you see on the television. The footwork is crucial. It is called reverse pivot or face up because you pivot away from the defender’s body (which creates the space).

  1. Don’t dribble when you catch the ball
  2. Face up (watch the video below to understand the footwork)
  3. Elevate for a shot


Part 1 – Face up bank shot

Part 2 – Face up to drive


About The Author


I am a former college, semi-pro, and professional basketball player from Paris, France. I am a FANATIC of basketball (can literally talk about the game for hours!). I decided to write all my basketball thoughts down so I can let my friends speak! My goal is help my team (readers, and followers) become better player/coach by sharing the best tips to improve basketball IQ, skills, athleticism, and motivation.