For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
II Timothy 1:7 NLT
First you consider shooting, then passing. It is best if you know what you are going to do before the ball ever hits your hands. Passing requires a combination of all three Power, Love, Self-discipline. Love — like love your neighbor as yourself. Is your teammate just as important as you — not more important, not less important, but the same as you. If you believe this then you can evaluate the situation and determine where the ball should go to give your team the best opportunity to score. Sometimes the best opportunity is for you to shoot. Sometimes the best opportunity is to set a teammate up with a good pass. Power to execute quickly and with the right amount of speed on the ball. Sometimes a pass has to be thrown hard. Sometimes less speed or bouncing the ball works better. Self-discipline is needed at times to hold onto the ball until your teammate has made their move and is clear. This includes faking a pass or two. This helps ‘sell’ the move if a teammate breaks out, and then goes back door.
Combine all three and you can become a successful passer.
And a word on receiving a pass. ALWAYS find a way to thank the person who gave you the pass that allowed you to score. There are way more people who can make a good shot, than people who can make a good pass. You want the passers to know that you appreciate them passing to you in a way that helps make you look good.