We play a team that has several good three point shooters, what is the best defense to run to try and prevent them from shooting the ball so well? They hit around 10 one gamer we played them. Thanks in advance.
IMO, no offense meant but if you have quick athletic defenders, defending the three is no problem but what about those of us not blessed with coaching any quick athletic defenders? IMO It can still be defended but in a different way.
Last Edit: May 4, 2009 19:14:23 GMT -5 by drdefense
Our 1-3-1 w/ a corner trap was only effective when our big down low ran out to close properly and our wing trapped quick enough..other than that, the corner three will DESTROY YOU! And believe me, speaking from experience, unless your team is very defensivley minded, it's really hard to get them to stop being lazy and run their a$$ to the corner for the trap and then back to the wing as soon as the ball gets reversed to the top.
If the ball was on the left wing, our right wing would drop down to the block so that they prevent the backdoor cut.
I have a complete package (and drills) vs Five Out but you really need to make it your base defense. The reactions will be slow if you only use it as a specialty defense against Five Out or other Spread teams.
I agree with bonez07 that neither the wing or block player gets to the corner fast enough to cover both corner and wing three.
Post by coachaustin517 on May 5, 2009 22:19:11 GMT -5
Are they spot shooters or jump shooters? Are they penetrators? If they don't like to drive then pressuring the ball and not helping as much will prevent the outside shot and force them into the drive.
If they do like to penetrate, you might try not helping and make them hit jumpers inside the arc. Giving up 2 is better than giving up 3?
If you go with the zone approach, a 2/3 matchup zone would be better to cover the entire 3 point line. You just need to make sure your top 2 guys work well together or they may give up open looks up top through indecision.
I agree if they do not finish but you have to help at some point.
I am not willing to simply give up two by not helping but I will run them off the line so I agree with that.
IMO the 2-3 is the worst way to defend the three just from the match of it ... 2 versus 3 or 4 ... I can get a wide open three anytime ... unless you have better athletes (DIV I) and I have slow release shooters ... 30 years of experience leaves me baffled by how you expect your players to cover that much ground on the pass ... I am looking forward to hearing what I missed.
Just to chime in..... I don't remember the exact percentages but on Boeheim's 2-3 match up video I think he states they were one of the top 3 pt fg % defensive teams in the league. I would have to look it up again to be certain but I do recall something along those lines. Do you think it's because they were more athletic or did it have to do with their rotations...
coachj444 i believe you are correct but with the 2-3 zone i believe it has to do with your athletic ability. Overall, i would suggest a 3-2 zone it has been very effective for me against 3-pt shooting teams but remember not to be totally one demensional switch it up defensively every know and again.