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.
Ray: DP, this is power right here.
Swoop: Oh OK.
Ray: This is six foot six inches of pure power.
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.
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.
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!
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.