Anticipation Defense - Unicaja
An aggressive defense against the passing lanes trying to approach the basket.
The position should be: the body in the passing lane, arms out, prepared to defend any back doors with a turn of the head.
On the weak side: no more than one pass below the passing lane. With proper posture, looking at the ball, not losing sight of your man. Ready to react quickly.
The closer the ball is to our player, the closer you are to the passing lane, ready to make contact against a cut.
Do not allow a direct cut: body check against the cut, before the top of the key. Turn your head if there are changes of direction.
a) Attacker on one side, passer in the middle with the ball:
1 looks to get the ball by losing his defender, x1 anticipates; the first time he receives the ball, he gives back the ball to P and continues working, the second time he receives it he plays 1x1.
b) 1 under the hoop, x1 defends:
1 goes out to any of the sides to receive the ball, just as with the previous player, the first time is a return, the second a 1x1.
c) For inside players: 1 with the post down low with the ball, x1 defending, 1 passer on the opposite side.
1 dribble and a pass to P on the opposite side; x1 gets in position.
1 cut, the other posts low or up high: strong against the cut and 1x1 game.