Tear Drop

Tear Drop:
The tear drop, also called a runner or a floater, is usually performed by undersized basketball  (external link) players ( mainly point guards ). A player usually starts the layup procedure from a distance further away from the basket. The ball is generally released earlier and in a higher arch then the normal layup. The ball is usually away before the taller defender has the chance to block it.

The purpose of this basketball move is to take away the blocker's timing to deny the shooter as the ball being away from the hand one tempo faster. It is so named because the ball drops down from the high point of the arch like a falling tear drop.

See also: Floater ~ Videos and Drills


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