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December 20, 2016

Image above:  Sturt Sabre stalwart Jan Warbout screens featured athlete Isaac White (6'1'' Combo Guard Class of 2017).  Jan is straddling the defender's feet and setting a crushing screen for Isaac.  Isaac then attacks Jan's hip gets on the rim drawing multiple defenders before dumping off to Daniel Johnson, waiting under ring, for an easy bucket. 

 

 

The pick and roll play is a critical part of the game internationally.  I have observed many, many players at ALL levels that have little capability in some of the intricacies of effective pick and roll play.  Is it being taught effectively at ALL levels? - I don't believe it is.  I hope to help solve this problem.

 

Why is the Pick and Roll such a big part of the game today?

 

1. The Court has "shrunk":

 

I feel as players get longer, more mobile and more athletic over the years the court has effectively shrunk.  

 

Unless you penetrate the paint, to engage help defenders, help defenders are able to still provide adequate defensive coverage to their own players in the case of perimeter ball movement.


You have less room to play in, with the shrinking cou