1-2-2 slider traps
Trapping in the quarter court with the 1-2-2 slider defence.
See Defences - 1-2-2 slider, Tar Heels scramble, Scramble halfcourt, and 1-2-2 slider halfcourt for halfcourt trapping.
1) Trap below the wings
Normal slides on a pass to the wing, X1 takes ball, slider X3 covers the high post.
X1 and bottom defender X4 will trap if 2 passes to the corner or short corner, dribbles to the corner, or drives baseline.
- trap only the defensive left corner, where an attacker would have to dribble out with his left hand (Flip Saunders - after the first trap opposing coaches may tell their players to keep the ball out of both corners)
- trap the defensive right corner with bigger defenders X5 and X2
- trap a shooter (Seth Greenberg 1-3-1).
a) Pass to the corner
X1 traps with X4 (instead of going back to the elbow), X2 comes over.
Slider X3 fronts the low post as usual.
X3 and X2 are interceptors, safety X5 is now a flyer looking to steal a pass.
Tar Heels scramble - since the double-team is below the foul line and the low interceptor would be fronting a low post, goaltender X5 is a flyer, he can move around and take chances.
Syracuse 2-3 (corner trap) - cover the passing lane back to the wing, and any high post attacker or the point.
Tubby Smith - when the ball goes below the wing, it's a great time to trap, X2 would still be responsible for the elbow but looks to steal a pass back out.
If there is a pass back to 2, X1 bumps X2.
X3 bumps X2 on a skip pass to 3.
All defenders are in their usual positions.
b) Dribble to the corner
Positions of X2 and X5 depend on attackers.
c) Baseline drive
X2 and X5 stay weakside.
Tubby Smith 3-2 - X3 comes down to get in front of 5.
Syracuse 2-3 - X5 comes over to take 5, X2 covers the backside.
d) Pass to the short corner
Tubby Smith - it's a great time to trap the post attacker, he's not a good passer.
2) Trap the wings
X3 follows the pass to trap with X1, X2 comes over, X4 and X2 are interceptors, X5 is the safety. The obvious pass is back to the point.
Trapping the wing is riskier, passing angles are better, X5 is not gambling to steal.
It's the same trap if 1 dribbles to the wing.
On a pass to 3, X3 bumps X2 (or they switch).
b) Trap again below the wing
For example, 2 passes to 1, X4 closes out as usual, X1 follows the pass to trap, X3 covers the low post, X3 and X2 are interceptors, X5 is now a flyer.
X2 and X5 are already basically in place before the pass.
See Lute Olson 1-1-3 - a short slide by X3 to the line of deployment between the ball and the basket.
Same positions as if there had been no trap on the wing.
Here 2 dribbles out of the first trap to the corner, X1 follows the ball and traps with X4.
X1 and X3 should move if 2 drags the trap on the dribble, don't let him go middle.