How to Improve Passing
- Combine your dribbling and passing mechanics as much as possible. A skilled player constantly uses a variety of strategies, and if you stay one-dimensional about it, you’ll have a hard time trying to improve later on.
- Having the appropriate controller settings may make a significant difference in how you pass the ball on the court. Set your Pass Target Profile to Custom, with 89 as the target direction, 1 as the distance, and 10 as the openness. This will allow you to be highly dynamic, and your players will be able to generate a lot of open areas for them to shoot from. This method will work.
- Fake is a great technique to get the ball to the player you want. They perform well against AI, but in online modes, they are extremely helpful against human players. Scramble and have your players guess where you’re going to make the next pass.
- Learning the passing controls will help you a lot. Here is a comprehensive list;
Normal Pass – Press X to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Bounce Pass – Press Circle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Lob Pass – Press Triangle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Skip Pass -Hold X to target a receiver farther away.
Fake Pass – Press Triangle + Circle while standing or driving to the hoop.
Jump Pass – Press Square + X while standing or driving to the hoop.
Icon Pass – Press R1 then press the action button of the desired receiver. Use Left Stick to lead the receiver in any direction.
Flashy Pass – Double-tap Circle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oop – Double-tap Triangle to pass. Use Left Stick to select receiver.
Alley-oop to Self – Double-tap Triangle + move Left Stick toward the hoop.
Lead to Basket Pass – Press and hold Triangle to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Release Triangle to pass.
Full Receiver Control – Press and hold Circle to freely move the selected receiver with Left Stick. Release Circle to pass. (Full Receiver Control must be enabled in Controller Settings.)
Touch Pass – Press X before the initial receiver gets the ball. Use Left Stick to select the second receiver.
Pro Stick Pass – Press and hold R1 + move Right Stick in the desired pass direction.
Give and Go – Press and hold X until the receiver catches the ball. While keeping X held, use the Left Stick to move the initial passer, then release X to get the ball back.
Rolling Inbound – Press Triangle during baseline inbounds when no defenders are present.