Any coach will tell you that the effectiveness a full-court press isn’t measured by turnovers or points scored off them. 94-feet of pressure can simply be used to speed the game up, inject life into defense, tire out the opposition, and a number of other strategies. But the utmost goal, of course, is still to force miscues and quickly score off of them.
All that considered, might this be the best full-court press sequence in basketball history? We count just over one second between Ohio State senior Sam Thompson deflecting the inbounds pass high in the air and the ball falling through the hoop for two points. Incredible.
Has there ever been a play like this before? We certainly haven’t seen one.
[Vine via Anthony Lima]