Mikan Drill

The Mikan Drill is a basketball drill commonly credited to George Mikan and Ray Meyer. It is designed to help basketball center and forwards develop rhythm, and timing for rebounding, and scoring in in the paint. It is also used for outside players to better their layup skills and increase stamina and hand/foot coordination.

The drill is practiced as follows: From under the basket, make a layup with the right hand pushing off of your left foot and with your right knee in the air, rebound the ball under the net. Then, make a layup with the left hand pushing off your right foot with your left knee in the air. Continue to repeat this, alternating hands. Eventually the player should learn how to quickly grab the ball and take a shot while taking their two steps.

For Living by Numbers, this drill is performed for 30 seconds.