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Why USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

How Treadmills Helped West Virginia Basketball Build Their Terrorizing Press Defense

West Virginia basketball is known for suffocating defense. In recent years, the Mountaineers have utilized an aggressive press defense that sees th...

Trae Young Showcases His Defense During NBA Pro Day

When we talk about Oklahoma Sooners point guard Trae Young, we point to his Steph Curry-like range, ability to pull up in the blink of an eye and ...

The One Stat That Should Give OKC Fans Hope Despite the Team's Poor Start

After a thrilling offseason that saw the team add Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, the Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a lackluster start. The tea...

The 5 Ways to Defend a Ball Screen

A ball screen is one of the most popular and effective offensive actions that is used in basketball. It creates an advantage for the offense by forcin...

Why Zone Defense is Bad for Youth Basketball

For many children beginning to play basketball, part of their introduction to playing defense involves being required to stand in a designated area an...

Basketball Inbound Plays for Beginners

A basketball inbound play occurs at the beginning of every period, except for the first, after all made baskets and following any stoppages in play s...

Kobe Bryant Says Studying How Great White Sharks Attack Seals Helped Him Lock Down Allen Iverson

Kobe Bryant was never afraid to use unorthodox tactics to gain an edge on an opponent. In a new article for The Player's Tribune, Bryant reveals th...

Jahlil Okafor's Defensive Play Has Hit Rock Bottom

Jahlil Okafor has had himself a tumultuous year and a half with the Philadelphia 76ers. He became sort of the odd big man out in the trio comprised of...

How to Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

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