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Defending
Combination


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Coach K
Basketball Highway
 
 
X1 denies the wing-entry pass from coach to O1.

Coach can dribble penetrate (X1 helps and recovers ) and/or shoot (X1 boxes out O1) at any time during the series.

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X1 helps and recovers as coach dribble penetrates (X1 does not help "up").

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Coach calls "clear" and dribbles towards the wing. O1 basket cuts then clears to the weakside wing. X1 defends the cut, then gets in a helpside position in the lane.

Option - coach passes to O1, who passes back for a give and go.

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Coach skip passes to O1, X1 closes out and forces baseline.

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O1 passes back to coach, X1 returns to a help position.

Option - coach dribble penetrates.

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X1 bumps and denies O1 the ball on a flash cut to the middle.

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O1 then posts up and X1 defends from the top or front.

Option - coach dribbles to the corner, X1 switches from (top to) front to bottom on O1.

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