How to Become a Good Power Forward in Basketball

Learn how to become a good power forward from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.

Ray: Alright Swoop.

Swoop: Yeah, I need some help bro, Ray. Now, I want to become a better power forward. I’m pretty tall. Alright, and I’m just lacking some of the things I need to become a better power forward. Can you help me out?

Ray: You need power

Swoop: What? Look at this muscle right here son. You see that right here?

Ray: You sure that’s not like a nervous twitch?

Swoop: No man! It’s honest work! I was just, that’s like 17 push-ups a week.

Ray: That’s involuntarily muscle movement. Alright Swoop, I’m going to show you how to become a better power forward. We brought in

Ray and Swoop: The expert.

Swoop: Yes

Ray: DP, this is power right here.

Swoop: Oh OK.

Ray: This is six foot six inches of pure power.

Swoop: Wow.

Ray: First thing about the power forward position is that you gotta be able to rebound the basketball.

Swoop: Rebounding! That’s important.

Ray: How do you go to rebound it? Like this?

Swoop: No, no, no, no ,no

Ray: You want to rebound the ball with two hands.

Swoop: Nice

Ray: And you want to do what’s called chinning’ it.

Swoop: Chinning’ it.

Ray: So you keep the basketball close to your chin as the defense tries to smack it out. They won’t be able to get it,

Swoop: Good Work

Ray: because you got that ball close, tucked in.

Swoop: OK so I’m going to get strong. Get Strong!

Ray: Now on the offensive end, you want to post up.

Swoop: Post up!

Ray: Get a good base on the post up.

Swoop: Right!

Ray: Show your hands and where you want the ball!

Swoop: Very Strong!

Ray: Yeah, now the guy on offense knows where to throw it and then you can operate!

Swoop: Nice!

Ray: You know about operating’ right?

Swoop: Operating’! Yeah, I, I think I can!

Ray: You a smooth operator!

Swoop: No, I have the game operation! Out there, buzz, I got it wrong! Gets me every time! You funny doe! It’s right there, it’s right there!

Ray: It’s right there! So that’s the, that’s how you become a better power forward on the offensive and on the defensive end. You wanna show a good post presence with good balance on the offensive end and on the defensive end you wanna make sure your first thing is you become a good rebounder, grabbing the ball with 2 hands and being able to start that fast break and getting it to a guard.

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