Similarly, when defending an on ball screen there are 5 techniques that can be used to defend:

  • under
  • over
  • through
  • switch
  • double

Guarding the On Ball Screen – Under

x5 plays tight on the screener so that x1 can go underneath the screen intercepting the dribbler before that they can move closer to the basket. Whilst the dribbler should be looking to attack the elbow, x1 must stop the dribbler getting to the keyway.

Defending Middle Pick & Roll
Defending Middle Pick & Roll Under
Defend Side Pick & Roll
Defend Side Pick & Roll Under
Defend On Ball Screen Under