Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jahlil Okafor has a nice pass fake

Jahlil Okafor came into the NBA with extremely advanced footwork, and a plethora of polished post moves. One of his many moves is a pass fake from established post position on the low block. Okafor has pulled this move out a couple times recently, and it has proven effective.

Jordan Hill is still looking for the ball. Then, two nights later, Miami's Hasaan Whiteside fell victim to the move.

You can see Whiteside pause for a split second as he thinks the ball has been passed to the perimeter. That split second is enough for Okafor to take advantage of, as he pivots in the opposite direction of where Whiteside is looking and gets a tough basket on the league's leading shot blocker.

Post defenders would be wise to keep the pass fake in mind when guarding Okafor on the block. Otherwise they might end up on the wrong side of a Vine.

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