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Press breaks
Shaka Smart


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1
Shaka Smart

See YouTube video - Shaka Smart press breaker.

5 screens for 1 then goes deep.
 
See Press breaks - Xavier (2-Up Big).
 
(Variation) - after a made basket, 1 just gets to the outlet spot.

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2
1 gets the inbounds pass foul-line extended with space to the sideline.

4 gets opposite the ball, weakside 3 flashes.

5 goes to the block opposite whichever side the ball is on, he needs to stretch the defence, his teammates can play 4 on 4.
 
See Press breaks - 1-Up (denial counters), 2-1-2 (2-2-1 variation, 3 stays weakside).

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3
1's looks are sideline-middle-back (S-M-B).

If no is guarding him he can bring it on the dribble.

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4
On reversal to 4, he advances the ball, 3 gets out, 2 flashes.
 
Matt Hackenberg - 2-up press breaker - if we reverse the ball back to the inbounder, we make our windshield wiper cuts (2 middle, 3 sideline), to the soft spots vs. zones.
 
See Press breaks - Hackenberg 2-up.

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5
3 is ready to come back and meet the ball.

4's looks are sideline, middle, back.

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6
On a pass to 1, he has to be ready to advance the ball fast with the dribble or pass, he can't just tip-toe across halfcourt and let them trap him.up

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