Attacking The Close Out

  • Shot fake drive at basket

  • Shot fake and side-step dribble and reload shot

  • Pass fake drive

  • Attack a gap and reverse ball to the weakside

  • Defenders hand down shot over the close out

  • Shot fake to get player up and draw foul

  • Stab dribble: Catch ball and drive the ball as quickly to the side you caught the ball on

  • Behind the back dribble rip

  • Behind the legs rip dribble

  • High or Low Rip and go

  • Back To Front Combo Pivot and Go

  • Keep spacing at 10 feet from ball. Be patient and ready for dribble at hand offs and flare cuts

  • Stay spaced out at 3 point spacing

  • Catch in shot pocket ready to shot. Secondary catch ready to explode to basket and draw the extra defenders

Defensive Close Outs

  • Stride step stop

  • One hand ball high mirroring shooting hand

  • Force ball side, no ball reversal

  • Shot block be second player off ground

  • Knees bent 

  • Avoid falling for shot fake, keep player and ball in front of you

  • Avoid being first player to leave feet

  • Avoid ball reversal

  • Avoid closing out to fast

  • Avoid 2 high hands close out in order to stay on balance

  • Each time the ball moves defenders need to be moving to prepare for deny or help defense

  • Anticipate the close out