BLOB Situations--Scouting and defending baseline situations man-to-man can be extremely difficult at times. More and more NCAA teams are utilizing a "diamond" or "1-3-1" alignment to defend BLOB situations. Syracuse and North Carolina both use this alignment when defending BLOB situations and teams usually just throw the ball all the way back into the back court to inbound the ball safely.
On BLOB situations we modify our alignment just a little to put more length on the ball with our tallest guard or forward (X4). It is (X4) responsibility to jump up and down hands high taking away any direct passes down the lane line area.
The weak side pusher (X2) is responsible for taking away any pass to the corner. They should face the ball and read the shoulders of the offensive player. Facing the ball also allows them to see any cutters coming into her area. The clogger (X5) protects against any cutters or players near the basket. The warrior is ball side forcing any cutter into her area thus influencing a pass into the corner.
The Keeper (X3) plays centerfield reading the shoulders of the passer and communicates on any cutters.
Pass to ball side corner is perfect for a trap.
Normal trapping rules apply: two trappers, two interceptors, and one goaltender.
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