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NBA 2K23: How to layup

Updated: Sep 9, 2022 6:51 pm
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NBA 2K23 was released at 12AM ET today and once again delivered a jam-packed variety of new content and features for fans to explore. With so much to digest and process, getting a feel for the gameplay is not a bad place to start, particularly when it comes to scoring the ball.

One cool part about NBA 2K over the past decade, has been its progression with the layup package it has produced. If your style of scoring is based on driving, knowing how to execute certain types of finishes around the basket in NBA 2K23 is crucial in order to prevent defenders from getting between you and your shot.

NBA 2K23 has seven different types of layups players can implement. Though some might be a bit more challenging than others, knowing each of these moves will go a long way on offense.

Without further ado, let’s review the seven types of layups on NBA 2K23 for PlayStation and Xbox.

READ NOW: How to shoot in NBA 2K23.

The full layup package for NBA 2K23

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PlayStation

  1. Quick Scoop Layup: Move and hold RS left or right while driving with LS.
  2. Normal Layup: Move and hold RS up while driving in close range.
  3. Floater Layup: Move and hold RS down while driving in close range.
  4. Reverse Layup: Move and hold RS right while driving along the right baseline.
  5. Euro Step Layup: Double tap Square when driving and holding LS toward off hand. Or, move RS right then quickly move and hold RS left while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  6. Cradle Layup: Double tap Square while driving and holding LS toward the ball hand. Or, move RS left then quickly move and hold RS right while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  7. Hop Step Layup: Tap Square while driving. Or, move the RS either left or right then quickly release and move and hold RS back in that same direction while driving.

Xbox

  1. Quick Scoop Layup: Move and hold RS left or right while driving with LS.
  2. Normal Layup: Move and hold RS up while driving in close range.
  3. Floater Layup: Move and hold RS down while driving in close range.
  4. Reverse Layup: Move and hold RS right while driving along the right baseline.
  5. Euro Step Layup: Double tap X when driving and holding LS toward off hand. Or, move RS right then quickly move and hold RS left while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  6. Cradle Layup: Double tap X while driving and holding LS toward the ball hand. Or, move RS left then quickly move and hold RS right while driving with the ball in your right hand.
  7. Hop Step Layup: Tap X while driving. Or, move the RS either left or right then quickly release and move and hold RS back in that same direction while driving.

PC

The only option to shoot or perform a layup on PC for NBA 2K23, is the NumPad 5 key. If you’re looking to perform the seven different layup options on PC, you will need to use a controller.

Additional Tips

The most important part with mastering these moves on NBA 2K23 is making sure to be as precise as possible with the execution of both your RS and LS movements. If you’re a tad bit off with where you’re directing your RS or LS, you won’t deliver the layup you want.

In addition, when and where you choose to pull off your layup move in NBA 2K23 is crucial. For example, when executing a hop step, it’s important to do so right on the outskirts of the paint, if not earlier so that your player has the room to implement the layup.

For an easier learning experience, we recommend to try these layups out with the star players the game has to offer. Here’s the full list of all the top overall rated players in NBA 2K23.

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