Re: How to beat the big dude.
I find the euro step to be a helpful move when the defender is basically waiting for you under the basket. So far when I did it the defenders always bought it and kinda went out of my way. But you really have to practice the euro step a lot in order to do it on the fly without having to think too much about the steps.
making contact right before the layup also works well, but I'm not really good at that so I can't give you any advice.