by American Sport Education Program
The backdoor cut is used when an offensive player overplayed by a defender who is trying to prevent the player from receiving a pass. The backdoor cut takes place when the offensive player makes an initial cut to receive a pass from a teammate, but the defender attempts to prevent this pass or steal the pass by moving into the passing lane. When the offensive player recognizes this, the player plants the top foot and makes the backdoor cut directly to the basket, looking for a pass and an easy score. The backdoor cut is typically used in situations where defenders are playing aggressively and try to steal the pass or when defenders play in the passing lanes and try to deny the pass. The backdoor cut is a great offensive move to keep the defenders from overplaying the offensive players and to keep them from moving into the passing lanes. After several successful backdoor cuts, the defenders will think twice about positioning in the passing lanes and will not want to pressure the pass as much.
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