How To: Jelly Layup Tutorial
JELLY FAM! You have heard of the movement started by 2017 Ballislife All-American Isaiah Washington and his NYC crew. You have seen the signature “Jelly” move, which is much more complicated than the finger roll George Gervin made famous decades earlier.
“It’s more difficult than it looks,” Washington told Bleacher Report. “We make it look easy, but there are years worth of practice perfecting it. We took something fresh, one of the game’s sweetest moves, and put our own Harlem swag on it. You gotta get in the air, float, kick your legs open, flick it with some English, use different angles off the glass, stuff like that. Left hand, right hand, reverses—there are a lot of variations to it.”
To show you the basics, Coach Rock of I Love Basketball TV came out with this tutorial.
And to show “Jelly” in action, here’s a few videos of Washington.