Disrupting High Post Rub Cuts

Disrupting High Post (UCLA) Rub Cuts

Over/Under Technique

Since UCLA high post rub cut is a popular and widely used entry of many of today's offenses players need to know how to disrupt it. The high post rub cut is actually a "Give & GO" cut off a back screen, and any time the defender gets picked or trails the cutter it will quickly results in an easy lay up. Since the cutter can cut to either side of the high post screen an Over/Under "V-Step" technique is needed to disrupt it.

High Post Rub

If the cutter goes ball side over the screen, defender X1 jumps in the direction of the pass and assumes a strong pass denial position against O1 preventing a "Give & Go" basket cut. X5 steps out and forces O1 wide and X2 pressures the passer O2, forcing O2 to the corner or baseline pushpoint.

High Post Rub

If/When the cutter goes behind the screen X1 chases, using the outside/inside V-Step technique. X5 zones and covers the passing lane until X1 catches up to the cutter O1. X2 pressures the ball handler with active hands.

High Post Rub Cuts - Don'ts

Problem of chasing OVER the screen

Chase Over Screen

When the defender chases over the screen, it usually will result in an easy lay up.

Problem of Showing & Recovering

Show & Recover

When the defenders show and recover, the screener can fake or slip the screen and cut away to the basket for an easy lay up.

Problems of chasing UNDER the screen

Chase Under Screen

Chase Under Screen

When the defender cheats behind the high post screen early, it allows the shooter to pop out for open shot. If/when the defender X1 tries to recover, O1 can cut to the basket.


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Disrupting High Post Shuffle Cuts

The shuffle or "Hawk" offense employs a high post back screen for the weakside guard. Since this is a direct cut to the basket, if not properly defended it will result in an easy lay up. Similar to the UCLA high post rub, the receiver has two options, therefore, the "Over/Under" technique is used to defend it.

Over/Under "V-Step" Technique

High Post Shuffle Cut

If the cutter goes over the screen, X5 steps out forcing the cutter wide and defender X2 simply maintains a strong pass denial position against O2 disrupting the basket cut. Defender X1 pressures and forces the ball handler O1 to a corner pushpoint.

High Post Shuffle Cut

When cutter O2 goes under the high post screen, X2 chases under using the outside/inside V-Step technique. X5 zones and covers the passing lane until X2 catches up to O2. Defender X1 pressures O1 to corner pushpoint.

Shuffle Cut - Don'ts

Problem of chasing OVER the screen

Chase Over Screen

When defender gets caught up on the screen or trails the cutter over the screen, it will result in an easy lay up.

Problem of Showing & Recovering

Show & Recover

When the high post defender X5 shows, the screener O5 can fake or slip the screen and cut away to the basket for an easy lay up.

Problem of chasing UNDER the screen

Chase Over Screen

When defender gets caught up on the screen or trails the cutter under the screen, it will result in an easy lay up.

Problem of Showing & Recovering

Show & Recover

When the high post defender X5 shows, the screener O5 can fake or slip the screen and cut away to the basket for an easy lay up.

Problem of cheating OVER the screen

Cheat Over Screen

When defender gets caught up on the screen or trails the cutter under the screen, it will result in an easy lay up.

Cheat Over Screen

When the high post defender X5 shows, the screener O5 can fake or slip the screen and cut away to the basket for an easy lay up.

 

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