American Basketball Quarterly, 2005Q4
The George Mason fullcourt scramble requires
- extreme pressure on the ball
- anticipating the pass
- effectively trapping the dribbler.
a) Nose on the ball
Defender X1 passes to O1 then makes him change directions at least three times before halfcourt. He is not looking to gamble and steal the ball.
O1 picks up his dribble at halfcourt, X1 traces the ball with both hands, O1 passes to coach after a two-count. X1 jumps to the ball to deny a return pass. Coach passes to O1 and the zig-zag continues to the end line.