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Pressing
2-2-1 Brendan Mann


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Breakdown drills for the Brendan Mann 2-2-1 fullcourt press.

a) 2 on 2

X1 throws the ball to 1 and closes out (ball pressure, no middle), 4 gets wide, X2 gets to the split line, taking away short middle, can give up a pass to 4.

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1 takes two dribbles, X1 keeps him to the side, X2 moves back.

1 throws it back to 4, X2 hip turns and sprints to close out, gets on 4's hip, X1 gets to the split line, short middle.

Don't come out of stance.

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4 takes two dribbles and passes to 1, X1 closes out, X2 takes away short middle.

Advance to the halfcourt line then start over.

See Pressing - UConn 2 on 2.
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b) 4 on 4

Add the second line, X3 and X4 start narrow, play cat and mouse.


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No down the line pass to 2.

1 takes two dribbles, passes to 4, X3 takes away long middle.

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4 takes three dribbles, X4 and X2 trap (frontcourt or backcourt).

X1 and X3 communicate "short middle" and "long middle".

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4 passes down the line to 3, X4 turns over his outside shoulder and follows the pass, X3-X1-X2 sprint back.

See Pressing - UConn 2 on 4.
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c) 5 on 5

X1 passes to 1, repeat the 4-on-4 sequence, third-line defender X5 follows the line of the ball, will close out on a pass to 3 then trap with X4 (see 2-2-1 Brendan Mann).

Progression - live on the pass to 1.

See Pressing - UConn 5 on 5.
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