At the last two years, the women’s national team of Greece has present a brand new as also unusual reaction on defending the side pick n roll which is very efficient.
The basic rules that we follow on that kind of the defense are:
1- The player who plays defense on the ball turns her body in such way of denying the pick n roll and giving the only option of driving to the basket.
2- The big player who’s guarding the screener stays with her.
3- The other big player who’s her player doesn’t involve to the pick n roll protects the basket.
4- The weak side’ perimeter player who is closer to the baseline goes almost under the basket, and always in front of the big girl who is at the low post.
In case there is a pass to the weak side, the rotation takes place like this:
1- The upper perimeter player goes always to the first pass
2- The perimeter player who had to sugg inside goes always to the second (extra) pass.