Great man to man defenses are able to keep dribble penetration out of the paint. They are able to guard the basketball as a group, but also as individuals. This defensive basketball drill is going to help the player work on live one on one defense, and teach them to keep the basketball out of the paint. It is important that the defender is able to pressure the ball, and also keep the offensive player in front of them. The defensive player must be able to dictate where the offensive player goes, not the other way around.
Along with working on defense this basketball drill will also work on the offensive players skills as well. It is a good chance for the offense to practice any moves that they have been working on with different basketball drills. Also, it is a great chance to promote and build competition within the team. Players always need to be learning to compete and get after it in practice or workouts.