PGC Fast Break: Outlet and Finish

It’s time to dive deep­er into post play­er devel­op­ment with the Outlet and Finish drill.

PGC Fast Break: Outlet and Finish

It’s time to dive deep­er into post play­er devel­op­ment with the Outlet and Finish drill.

It’s time for the third install­ment in our PGC Basketball drill series! After shar­ing the Gauntlet and One-Minute Finish, we thought it was time to dive deep­er into post play­er devel­op­ment with the Outlet and Finish drill.

Post play­ers are vital to a team’s suc­cess in tran­si­tion. Not only will a great post play­er trig­ger the offense with a rebound and out­let pass – Kevin Love, any­one? – but they’ll also run the floor and fin­ish at the bas­ket à la DeAndre Jordan.

Outlet and Finish

Players will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work on the fol­low­ing offen­sive and defen­sive tran­si­tion skills in this drill:

  • Attacking the glass and mak­ing a sol­id out­let pass
  • Running straight to the rim to get a good, hard post up
  • Improved foot­work on mul­ti­ple finishes

Plus, there’s min­i­mal down­time, giv­ing play­ers a con­stant stream of sig­nif­i­cant reps at game speed.
Even bet­ter – post play­ers aren’t the only ones to ben­e­fit from Outlet and Finish. As those ath­letes get in the habit of occu­py­ing the post defend­er in tran­si­tion, they’ll open up space and cre­ate dri­ving lanes for your guards. See what we mean with the video below, then be sure to add Outlet and Finish to that ever-chang­ing prac­tice routine.


This is the third install­ment in a series fea­tur­ing off­sea­son drills for your team from the PGC Basketball. As with all drills in this series, we want to hear from you! Comment below to let us know what you think of Outlet and Finish, and how you plan to use it with your team this summer. 

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