Shooting is how points are scored in the game of basketball. The player must shoot the ball up and through the rim of the basket.
Inside the three point arc, all made shots are awarded two points.
Outside the three point arc, made shots are awarded three points.
Free-throws are worth one point each.
Ball handling is a very important aspect of the game because it is how players keep possession of the ball on offense.
Players with the ball must dribble at all times while running or walking.
Once the ball is picked up, it cannot be dribbled again by that same player. It must be passed or shot.
Passing is very important to the game of basketball because it is how the ball is transported from one player to another.
Passing is a great way to move the ball down the court because the ball travels faster in the air than when a player is dribbling it.
When a player makes a pass that leads to a teammate scoring, the passer earns a stat called an assist.
Slashing is when a player with the ball makes an effort to get to the basket by driving and maneuvering past defenders.
When this happens, the defense is forced to collapse and suck into the middle which opens up shooters in the corners.
An individual player's shot gets opened up when he slashes because the defender needs to give space to respect the possible drive.
Pick & Roll
The pick and roll is one of the oldest techniques in the game of basketball.
While a guard has the ball, a post player will come and stand still next to the guard's defender.
This causes the defender to run into the post player which gives the guard an open hole to the basket.
After setting the pic, the post player can turn and roll back to the basket or pop out for a shot.
When on defense, the player's goal is to keep the opponent from scoring a basket.
The defender must stay in front of the opponent without committing a foul.
When the opponent shoots, the defender can attempt to block their shot and hit it out of the air.
When the opponent makes a pass or is dribbling, the defender can attempt to take the ball and go score.