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Rick Pitino: “Ball” Defense

To play outstanding defense you do not need to be an outstanding athlete. You need- 1. Excellent quickness 2. The desire to excel 3. Great anticipation

His defense is not man defense it is ball defense. Man to man you are not going to keep a great scorer from scoring. 2 reasons: 1. Back pedaling by defender 2. Offense knows where he is going and is moving forward

Rick Pitino Ball Defense (download)

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Work on defending common actions such as: basket cuts, down screens, flare screens, ball screens, DHOs, guarding the drive, etc. This is a great way to prepare for your scout/game plan using your m2m

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