Originally Posted by Thorpesaurous
However a habit it enforces is that kids tend to get the ball, then hold it and wait for everyone to clear out, because it's "safe" back there.
This is my least favorite habits in the world. Unfortunately, as we're well aware, it's not limited to young hoopsters in non-press leagues. Between my junior and senior year we lost our primary pushing guard. In his place was someone who couldn't get enough of "turtling" after grabbing a defensive rebound or receiving an outlet pass. Terribly, terribly frustrating for someone who likes to get out and run. That vision (of the guard pivoting backward and shielding the ball) is one of the defining memories of my senior year.