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Defending
Pitt close-out


sketch
1
Jamie Dixon

X2 defending 2 stunts when 3 drives (one dribble) then closes out on a skip pass.

Close-out with weight down, hands up, inside foot forward. Stay down on shot fakes, hands up.

sketch
2
X2 gets back in help on a return skip pass. Next defender X3 comes on.

Progressions

- 2 passes out to coach, X2 must jump with the ball into a deny position (coach is ballside)
- 2 first takes two dribbles towards the baseline
- 2 shot fakes, X2 stays down, arms up
- 2 shoots, X2 contests the shot, blocks out, arms up, goes to get the ball.

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