Nice (Lane/Paint) habits to build with the ball.
Use a 2 foot stop (Quickstop) or in some cases (Jumpstop).
Look at the rim. (Be a threat to score). Powerful - Ball protected (not low), strong base, bend your knees. Patient (take your time) Read the defense. Pivot - (out of pressure). Use fakes (say what's up to the defender). ENGAGE YOUR DEFENDER BUT DON'T MARRY THEM.