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General Basketball Information - Receiving the pass

    • Hands loose: if the ball slaps on the hands then the hands are to stiff.
    • Bring ball into the body.
    • Always catch the ball with two hands.
    • Always come to meet the ball
    • Always present passer with a target.
    • Never pass to anyone who has their hands down.
    • Always watch the ball right into your hands. (Don't dribble off and score before you have caught the ball.)


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