Post Traps - "Base Go" - FastModel Sports

Published 10/16/2018 by Randy Sherman Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

POST TRAP using BASE GO. The Low I help defender "goes green" to trap the post entry. Basic rotation on pass out of the trap. 

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  • Basketball Play - Post Traps - "Base Go"
  • Base Go - Low I "goes green"

    X1 establishes box pressure by assuming a pass denial position against 1. X5 3/4 fronting the post attempting to deny and deflect any post entry to 5.


    3 enters to 5


    Who goes green? (going green = trapping)

    BASE GO - In "BASE GO" the LOW I defender goes green.

    X4 goes green to trap 5 with X5

    X2 drops LOW I below and inside 4

    X1 drops to TOP I

    X3 stays attached to 3 on the ball side


    Timing of the Trap

    1. X4 can go early by rotating to double team as soon as 3 receives the ball

    2. X4 can rotate on feel and time the trap with the catch

    3. X4 can fake the trap

  • Pass Out of Trap - Close Outs and Rotations

    X1 closes out 1 on air time

    X2 close out to 2 on air time, preferably fast enough to deny the "one more" pass to 2. If 2 does get the catch, X2 is in baseline push.

    X1 assumes pass denial on 1

    X3 gets to Top I if ball fully reverses to 2

    X4 sprints across lane on air time to FRONT 4

    X5 moves to LOW I


    If 2 enters to 4, Base Go green again with X5 trapping with X4