Drop Step Away From Pressure (Video)

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Using the drop steep to turn away from pressure is another application to a piece of footwork that is traditionally thought of as low post play. Here, it is used in the middle of the lane to counter defensive pressure.

The situation Sets up with a passer on the wing, post player on the weakside block and a defender in the lane  Drop Steping Away From Presssur1

The post player makes his cut to the ball.

The defender defends the cut and tries to force the cutter away from the post

Passer enters the ball into the post player to the high side, away from th defender

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Post player makes his catch, drop steps back to the weak side and away from the defender for a scoring opportunity  Drop Steping Away From Presssur3
Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.