Start with 4 players high (above FT line) as shown. 1 cuts hard to receive inbound pass and anticipates a trap. -

Start with 4 players high (above FT line) as shown. 1 cuts hard to receive inbound pass and anticipates a trap. -

  3 cuts toward the ball and receives quick pass back from 1. 

3 cuts toward the ball and receives quick pass back from 1. 

  2 stays wide on opposite sideline to receive quick reversal from 3, and pulling x4 up to the ball. 4 cuts to the basket.

2 stays wide on opposite sideline to receive quick reversal from 3, and pulling x4 up to the ball. 4 cuts to the basket.

  2 takes advantage of the overplay by hitting 4 for the layup before the other defenders can rotate back.

2 takes advantage of the overplay by hitting 4 for the layup before the other defenders can rotate back.

Cincinnati ran this press attack against a heavy trapping defense in their opening round NCAA tournament win.

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