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Box-and-One Defense

What is Box-and-One Defense?

A defensive formation where four players playing zone defense form a box around the key, while the other remaining player plays man-to-man defense. The defender playing man-to-man usually shadows the offense's best scorer, preventing him from touching the ball.

Sporting Charts explains Box-and-One Defense

The box-and-one's biggest weakness is the gap in the middle of the four defenders playing zone. Also, coaches usually employ this defensive strategy as a last resort, adjusting to an offensive threat that can't be contained by a more conventional defensive formation.

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