Bank Shot
From the book, Power Post Play

The bank shot is easy to learn and is a great beginning move for fast-growing, young players. The visual target is a spot on the backboard, somewhere close to the upper corner of the shooter's square. This is a much easier target to see than the horizontal plane of the rim. The key is the ease with which a shooter can hit a spot on a vertical plane, rather than lofting a ball out, over, and through a horizontal plane created by a rim.

The low post bank shot is an important weapon that should be mastered by all players, not just big men. It requires a minimum of footwork, provides an easy target, and demands no great shooting touch. The side-angle bank shot should be used whenever possible on inside shot attempts, rather than an over-the-rim shot. Watch Tim Duncan for an example of an excellent, big man, bank shooter.

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"Basketball can sometimes be a game of luck and if you don't have a good post player,
you could be in for some bad luck."  Coach Battenberg