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Defending
Celtics jump to the ball


sketch
1
Brad Stevens
Winning with undersized teams (pdf)
pickandpop.net

X1 closes out on a pass from the wing to the top, then jumps to the ball when 1 swings the ball and basket cuts.

(Stevens says there is a line of defenders under the rim, I like this rotation better since there is always a player at the top for ball reversal after the basket cut)

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2
X1 fronts 1 in the post then moves on-the-line, up-the-line when the ball is passed back up top.

See Defending - 4 on 1 post (to prevent a reverse-pivot seal, front pivot on the top foot).

sketch
3
X1 moves to a help position on ball reversal then arm bars 1's cut to the ballside post, and moves to a front.

(Variations)

- 3/4 in the post
- live 1 on 1.

sketch
4
On a pass back up top, the next defender closes out, X1 is off (rotate offence to defence).

See Defending - 1 on 1 with passers, Villanova jump to the ball, 7-point defending, Dick Bennett post defence, Post play - Pitt 1 on 1 live.up

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