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Defending a Beast

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Defending a Beast

There will be times that you will be defending someone much taller, bigger, stronger than you(unless your name is Shaquille Oneill). When this happens, you must outsmart him and you must use your advantages as a smaller player. When battling for post position, get low! You are much stronger the lower you are. If he is still pushing you back, then use your quickness to beat him to the ball. If he gets too low of post position, front him. Or you can do the Rick Mahorn trick and "pull the chair" on him. That's when you make body contact with him, then when he feels comfortable, you pull away at the last second. Often times he will lose his balance.

Many times if I'm guarding someone bigger, or if I just got caught on a switch, I will actually avoid body to body contact. That's what a bigger player wants, body contact, because he can feel where you are, can control you with his strength. Use your quickness to disrupt him, as the post entry pass comes, slip around him and get your fingers on it. If he gets the ball, anticipate, get in position, take the charge. If you're playing streetball, anticipate, get in position, strip the ball as he goes up with it.



5/28/2009 4:20:10 PM
joe said:

i dont have to gaurd a beast however i do want to pass the beast on my high school team how is 2-3 in. taller
how should i pass him up?
with speed or strengh?

5/29/2009 11:39:54 AM
Brian said:

You're gonna hafta out work him and out smart him. Use proper box-out techniques to grab rebounds, run the floor, and score effectively in the post. Even though he's taller, that doesn't make him a more effective big man. GL.

7/3/2010 1:13:01 PM
j balla said:

if the person is bigger they will have a tendency to swing there elbows so watch ur mouth and the elbows so u dnt get hit in face

8/19/2010 6:03:22 PM
brad said:

thanks but im tryin out 4 my middle school team and im not that fast but i can make 7 out of 10 shots and im 5 foot 5 any help

9/2/2010 3:01:23 PM
big player said:

im the tallestt thing on my jv team, but there iis a big wide dude. i have size advantage but he has a strength advantage, im not sure what to do to outmanuver him.

10/2/2010 7:49:38 PM
t-ball said:

im a quick PG who needs to compete with a starting PG. what shall i do?

11/29/2010 7:40:15 PM
litleman said:

Awsome advise dude.

2/1/2011 5:21:22 PM
squirt said:

im always guarding someone bigger and wider. just push them a bit and then they won't fight.also, box them out


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