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Defending
Arizona (Vegas) closeouts


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via Mike Neighbors

a) Close-outs

1-2-3 pass to coaches, close out with high hands, pop back (absorb) on a jab step.

See Defending - Dick Bennett coach close-outs, DeMatha closeouts, Petitgoue close-outs, Circle the wagons.

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b) Crowd from the top

1 and 2 pass to the guard spots, close out and jump to the ball inside the pack line on passes to the wings (gap positions).

See Defending - Australian closeouts.


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1 and 2 stunt on middle penetration, inside the pack line.

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The wings make post-entry passes, X1 and X2 rake it out (dig) on a dribble.

See Defending - Fratello 4-player close-outs, Pasquali post, 4 on 1 post, Defence - Kevin O'Neill.

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Close out on passes back out top.

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c) Choke off the corner

X1 and X2 pass to the wings, close out, then jump to the ball in gap positions on passes to the guard spots.

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Stunt inside the pack line on dribble penetration.

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Close out on passes.

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Stay home on a post entry and post dribble - no 3's from the ballside corner.

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Close out on passes back out.

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Alternate sides, make a post entry, the passer speed cuts, X2 stops in the lane, sees ball and man.

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Rake it out (dig) on a dribble.

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