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NBA 2K20 How to Alley Oop

Master different types of alley oop passes.

by William Schwartz


Doing an alley oop pass in NBA 2k20 is similar to previous years.  You can do an alley oop pass at any time by pressing a button, but you shouldn’t use it all the time.  The alley oop in 2k20 should only be used when it looks the player will be able to catch the ball and put it in the basket, otherwise you could just be throwing the ball to the other team, or throwing it out of bounds for a turnover.

This guide will explain how to do an alley-oop and when to use it in 2k20.

How to Alley-Oop in NBA 2K20

Xbox Controls: Double Tap Y Button
PlayStation Controls: Double Tap Triangle Button

There are a couple of different ways you can throw alley-oop passes. You can throw them to your teammates and you can throw an alley-oop to yourself as well. To throw an alley oop to another player you will double tap the Y button while pressing the left stick in the direction of the player you want to catch the ball.

If you have a clear path to the basket you can also throw an alley-oop off the backboard to yourself by double tapping the Y button and pressing the left thumbstick towards the hoop.

For either one of these types of alley-oops the highest chance of success will be when there is a clear path to the basket.

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