Sunday, June 21, 2009

LEB Gold – Final (II) Inside Defense

Another one of the keys for Alicante’s victory in the LEB gold final was their inside defense. After the Carlos Cazorla’s post I wrote some weeks ago, today I’ll show you some details of Alicante’s low post defense.

The first interesting thing is how fast the Alicante’s posts run from offensive to defensive half. They avoid a great advantage and defense is balanced from the first seconds of the play.

When the ball goes inside, the defenders collapse the paint. Not only they double team the post, but also make defensive fakes. The perimeter defenders attack the post dribbling and he won’t be playing one on one but against two or three defenders each time.

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