This is an awesome way to get students that may be reluctant to use rhythm sticks or do a traditional music lesson to participate in a rhythm activity! It is a good way to reach out to sports-oriented kids and it is fun! I love learning through play.
Rhythm with Basketball- love this idea! It would also be a great activity if you ever want to do a joint lesson with your gym teacher (we often do that during the end of the year when I get temporarily kicked out of my classroom during SOL testing).