Thursday, February 26, 2009

Russian Cup (I): Low Post Defense

As many of you know, most of the European Cup Tournaments took place last weekend. After having talked about the Spanish Cup, I'm starting to review other countries' Cups.

First, the Russian Cup: Unics Kazan won this years' competition, after beating CSKA in the semis and then Dynamo in the final game.

But what I bring today is a video about low post defense, whose starring is a young Russian player who doesn't have many time to play in the Euroleague, but is starting to play in Russian competitions. He's also one of the players of the Russian National Team, and played in Beijing, averaging 3 points and 2 rebounds per game.

He's Andrey Vorontsevich, a 6'9" power forward who was born in 1987.

On the images we can see Vorontsevich playing defense against Unics' player Kresimir Loncar (tournament's MVP), who is taller and stronger, and should have an advantage over the Russian player. Our starring stays in front, avoiding the inside pass, moving his feet and fighting for the position to achieve his goal, and finally a three seconds violation was called. It's an aggresive defense, supported by his help side teammates, that make the passer think twice before giving a risk pass.

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