ANAHEIM, Calif. – It’s called “Kill Drill,” and the grueling premise lives up to its billing. “There’s 90 seconds on the clock, and sometimes it’s full-court, sometimes it’s half-court,” Texas Tech center Malik Ondigo said of the defensive practice drill the Red Raiders’ head coach Chris Beard runs. “If [the offensive players] score, they get the middle, they get an offensive rebound, the clock starts over.
“Mark Adams has a way about defense and it’s been a big part of our team, our identity.” Adams is a taskmaster in practice, often making players rerun Texas Tech’s infamous “Kill Drill” — three straight possessions with a defensive stop — if someone was in the wrong place or wasn’t talking. He’s also known as The Candy Man.
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The premise of the Kill Drill is simple: There are five guys on defense, and they have to play without substitutions for 90 seconds or three defensive possessions without giving up a basket.
A short look at some of the basic defensive principles Texas Tech used throughout the past season (2018-19).
In its simplest form, Kill Drill takes five players on defense, without substitutions, and forces them to earn stops for 90 seconds or three defensive possessions.
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