3 Effective Ways To Get More Post Touches
When the ball is on the opposite wing, many post players will be on the midline. On a quick ball reversal, the post player can step into the defensive player and seal him before they rotate to the new position. This will leave the defensive player under the basket and the post player with great position to score.
Many times defensive players will play great position defense on the initial pass into the post. However, as the ball is passed out, there is a natural tendency to relax. At this moment, the post player should drive the defensive player back down and look to re-post as quickly as possible.
If you want to get open, set a screen. If you want to get wide open, set a back screen. Two things normally happen on the back screen, the defense switches or the defender guarding the screener will go with the cutter until the defender getting screened recovers.
If the defense switches, the post should keep the guy on his back side and call for the ball. I like to teach a reverse pivot after the screen to maintain contact.
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