Word on the Street

Advance Step (ad-vans step) noun. A step in which the defender’s lead foot steps toward their man and the back foot slides forward.

Usage example: “Duncan took a advance step towards Shaq to trap him.”

Word trivia: The advance step is used to trap a opponent who just picked up the ball -or/and is a slow dribbler. Instead of the sideway defense stand that you usually have, you just power step close into whoever you’re defending, so that you are now facing him/her straight on. This move is not to be used to draw a offensive foul, the defender is moving forward in the step, not sideways, thus resulting in a ordinary foul.

 

You close out on you opponent, so that your body is facing him/her.

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Labels: Tim Duncan / Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) / Word on the Street

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