up-fake

noun \ ˈəp-ˈfāk \

Definition of up-fake

: a fake in which a player makes an upward movement to simulate starting to take a shot
  • … senior guard Natalie Ventress had the Mustangs fooled with a nice up-fake and right-handed layup finish.
  • —Hayes Clement

up-fake

verb, transitive + intransitive
    • Leonard later bulled his way by James to the rim, up-faked and then made a floating jumper over the Cavaliers forward.
    • The Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune

First Known Use of up-fake

1982


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