A highly effective tactical move in basketball, the full-court press is rarely used. What are the advantages of the full-court press? And why don’t teams use it more often? The full-court press is a basketball tactic, involving the entire court, in which players aggressively surround those from the other team to keep them from getting the ball across midcourt. We’ll look at an example that demonstrates the power of the full-court press in action, while also revealing why it’s so underutilized.