player 1 and player 2 stand 3-4 meters apart. player 1 has the ball. player 3 is the defensive player, and stands between players 1 and 2.
player 3 guards player 1 and tries to deflect the pass from player 1 to player 2.
player 1 works on ball fakes and steps through the defense to make the pass.
When player 2 receives the ball, player 3 hustles over to contest player 2's pass to player 1. player 2 must wait until player 3 is on him before he attempts a pass.
player 3 stays in the middle and defends both passes until he gets three deflections.
Players rotate so that all three defend the passes.
All passes should be hard an crisp, using either one or both hands. The players are encouraged to pivot widely to escape the defender.
In addition to being a good drill for learning passing under pressure, this is also a great conditioning drill for the one defending the passes.
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.