Thoughts on defending in 3v2 defensive disadvantages
Set The Tandem
X1 stops ball (the sooner the better) and forces to the sideline or corner checkpoint. X2 is in LOW I position anticipating going the first pass.
Most often the dribbler will pass to the same side they are being forced to dribble towards.
Do not play side-by-side! Communication is key, one player must stop ball and another must protect the rim
Offense, when you see a "split tandem" split the tandem with the drive!
If the pass goes to the wing higher than Free Throw Line Extended (FTLE) X1 stays with the ball.
X2 remains in LOW I
If the pass goes in front of or to the side of top of tandem = stay
If the pass to the wing goes behind X1 (below FTLE), then X2 closes out on 2, pushing 2 to the baseline checkpoint.
X1 drops quickly to LOW I help position
"Bottom out, top down."
TAKE A CHARGE
Often the passer will continue on their path to the basket after passing
REBOUND AND COUNTER ATTACK
Don't forget to rebound! Go "bottom out, top down" and secure the backside rebound.
Counter attack! The numbers advantage would be reversed upon a rebound and counter attack.
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