Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by ButlerNut, Feb 3, 2021.
It's like this is a basketball forum again...
Your initial post referred to "middle" and for many of us, that means coming from the wing. That's why I responded with my response. I don't know how you would ever be asked to defend the baseline if your opponent is driving from the top. Getting beat from the top of the key is very hard to stop, especially in a spread formation. Look what AT did to SJU all night.
Not sure if "we're" confusing drive from wing with drive from the top. But thank you for clarifying. And it is good to talk basketball fundamentals again
Yeah, I didn’t explain it very well initially. Sorry
Texas Tech and Baylor both have No-Middle Defense aka Force Baseline schemes. This style was once was very popular in Indiana because early Bob Knight teams were successful and every coach wanted to be him....motion offense ubiquity is also a result of Knight-ism. I'm not sure if all of my coaches were assholes organically or because of Knight, but his influence was immeasurable. Here is a No-Middle video.
Butler does not use this scheme. I think some of you are being reductive. There is not one way to guard. A rule like "never get beat baseline" is scheme dependent and clearly not what Butler is prioritizing. No Baseline is a Pack Line defense rule.
It wasn't meant as a callout or in any disrespect. In the past, I've been guilty of rage posting during a game and now I don't get to watch many games live. So, I find it hysterical to read posts that either turn out to be prophetic or quite the opposite.
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