Basketball Post Defense: Scram Switch

Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert posted these videos on his tremendous resource site for coaches.

Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel

He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert

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Embedded below is a video compilation of the “Scram Switch” the Celtics have been executing when Cleveland attempts to post the smaller Boston guards. The coverage differs slightly from the “Kick Out” scheme the Celtics have been deploying most of the year. With the “Kick-Out” coverage, a weakside big is looking to switch onto the screener as soon as he begins rolling. As you can see in the clips, the “Scram” doesn’t happen until the ball is thrown into the post.

-As I mention in the video, Golden State was the first team I saw utilize the “Scram Switch.” For a video of their Scrams, click HERE. For my post on all of Golden State’s switching concepts, click HERE.

-It seems that in the past 2 games, Stevens has started to encourage his guards to front the post with the “Scram” still coming as soon as the ball is thrown. With the post front, this scheme very much resembles the “Red” coverage that was featured last month.

Boston Celtics Scram Switch

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