St. Peter High School End Game Press Set Up
When St. Peter was down late against Plainview-Elgin-Millville they used this start to their press which I thought was a smart look, I've seen it before but wanted to document it here. They needed a quick steal late and were face guarding everyone. Instead of pressuring the inbounder, or taking the inbounder off the ball and helping to double, they put the inbounder's man behind the three across pressbreak that P-E-M used.
The reason I liked this look was that it allowed the other three guys to completely face guard their opponents without worrying about getting beat deep. A lot of times in this situation a good offensive team that is being face guarded will run a player deep and throw the long ball for an easy lay-up. When you play it like this and put the inbounder's player deep it takes away the deep ball option. The one downfall is that you can't use the inbounder's defender to trap, but in this situation, you need an immediate steal late, it's a great look.