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Chest Pass

What does Chest Pass Mean?

A pass in basketball made with two hands directly from the chest or upper torso.


Sporting Charts explains Chest Pass

The chest pass is typically considered the safest and most direct pass in basketball. The ball handler typically brings the ball up to, or close to the center of their chest with both hands, thumbs positioned behind it, and "pushes" the ball directly to another player. When pushing the ball forward, the thumbs also push underneath the ball, creating a bit of spin to keep the ball up. Because of the nature of the pass, a pass from the chest is always made in a straight line, quickly, and takes the shortest route to the intended recipient.

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