Thursday, March 29, 2018

Exactly my view on defense in these days of the 3 point shot

from ESPN on how to stop Villanova:

"I really think you have to sell out," another Big East coach said. "Let players play on an island. You can't help. If you help, they're gonna land, kick the ball out, it's gonna be reversal, you're gonna be late, wide-open shot. They might beat you without 3s, but they're gonna crush you with them."

Virtually everyone builds their offense around the 3 these days, so why shouldn't defensive schemes take that into consideration? Time after time after time you see players cheat toward the inside to help on defense, the offensive player kicks out to a WIDE open player on the perimeter, and he makes a three. So why cheat to the inside? 

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