A good offensive post player will always be in high demand on basketball teams at every level. Post offense represents one of the vital keys to playing high-percentage basketball, high-percentage basketball = winning basketball.
Playing in the post means your shots will be closer to the basket and providing you have good footwork and body positioning, you’ll score a higher number of the shots you take from the post (or be fouled in the act of shooting and get the opportunity to earn easy points from the free throw line).
Playing in the post is more physically challenging than the perimeter, attracting a considerable amount of contact and attention from the defense. Once you become skilled with your offensive post game, you’ll draw multiple defenders which in turn releases your team mates leaving them open for uncontested shots. Post players who can score from the post and also correctly pass from the post are invaluable to a team and often become the ‘franchise player’ around which championship teams are built.
Excellent examples of outstanding offensive post players are Hall Of Fame Centers and Power Forwards such as: Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale and Tim Duncan. However, you don’t need to be big to have a good post game. Some of the greatest guards in the history of the game also display excellent footwork and post scoring ability, such as: Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade.
If you want to really take your game to the next level, you’ll do well by mastering the art of scoring in the post. This section is dedicated to helping you become a better offensive post player.[divider]