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Post defense is the foundation of defensive play. After you decide how you are going to defend the post, then you can build your defense. A post defender can play behind, infront, side-front from the high side or side front from the lowside. To be successful, the ball must be kept out of the post area. The best way to do this is either to front or side-front the low post, which allows your perimeter defenders to stay home on outside shooters and reduce the number of personal fouls committed by the defense. Remember to keep defensive pressure on the entry passer. This is the best way to keep the ball out of the post area.