While not much to look at in isolation, this crossover can be beautiful when pulled off cleanly. Former Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum has broken it out frequently over the years, often using it to create space while caught in traffic. Simple to pick up but hard to perfect, it's a valuable addition to anyone's repertoire.Read More
- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand.
- Cross the ball over to your left hand.
- With the ball on your left, straighten up as if to cross it back.
- Instead of dribbling the ball, simply drop it.
- Lean forward and catch the ball with your right hand.
- Pull it back to your right and continue from there.
If you want evidence of the efficacy of the move, you need look no further than Manu Ginobili, who found himself looking at thin air after Baron Davis turned him the wrong way with this one. Solid footwork and body control are required here, as well as good timing to ensure that the ball isn't exposed to the defender at any point.Read More
C.Y. Ellis: Who would you say have been some of your toughest opponents?
Mark Edwards: There's no streetball player that can say, in any of our games that we've done, that have played against Hot Sauce and scored twenty points on him. I've got all the videotapes. I've got five years' worth of footage, and we have not one game where any guard has gone up against him and showed him up. And you know what? I'm looking for the day that happens so that I can tease him, but I can't say nothing to him.
- Dribble through your legs from back to front, from your left hand to your right.
- Cuff the ball in your right hand and fake across your body in the motion of an underarm pass.
- Do not release the ball, but pull it back across your body to your right side.
- Without dribbling, swing it back to your left side.
- Move your left leg forward and dribble the ball behind it (and through your legs).
- Regain control of the ball with your right hand.
Move Type: Crossover
Tip: The first movement is not the crossover. Watch the tape closely and you'll see that the player hesitates momentarily before taking control of the ball after putting it behind his back. This slight delay encourages the defender to reach for the ball, and it is at this point that you make your move.Read More
Start with your right hand. Fake a fast start towards the right. At this point your defender believes you are driving to the basket with your right hand.
Block your start spinning clockwise at 180 degrees while bouncing the ball in your back from your right hand to your left hand.
The basket should be in your back when you catch the ball in your left hand.
As soon as your ball is in your right hand, continue spinning the remaining 180 degrees while bringing the ball back to your right hand between your legs.
As soon as the ball is in your right hand, fake another fast start towards the right and bring the ball back to the left hand by bouncing it behind your back.
- With your right hand, dribble the ball fifteen inches in front of your left foot so that it bounces fairly close to your defender.
- As they lunge for it, reach across your body with your right hand and pull the ball back diagonally across your defender's body so that it bounces wide of your right side. This should leave them turned to their right while you slip easily past them on their left. Alternatively, you can dribble the ball between their legs (see the video for a demonstration).
The Tornado is a freestyle move that can easily be used as an efficient offensive move. When using this move, the defender will often get confused and think your are only passing the ball behind his head.
The strength of this move is the spin you perform after passing the ball above the defender's head. The spin leaves the defender behind you and leave you open for a drive to the basket.