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Ursus sent me this link. It is an interesting read but I'm not sure I agree. I'll have to research it some more.
two teams that come to mind that usually play smothering perimeter defense are: Texas and Louisville. And there is a strong correlation between their defensive ratings and their 3 point percentage defense.
I have to disagree with KenPom's blog. I see his point but I believe that closing out on shooters is a lost art. There is certainly a way to make an opponent's 3 point percentage plummet: make them work harder for shots and be close to them with hands up high when the shot goes up. It helps to have a little size on the perimeter but it is more about mindset.
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