How to Sprint the Floor for Post Players: Wisconsin's Ethan Happ

Ethan Happ gives a textbook example of how to run the floor in transition.  After securing a defensive rebound and making the outlet pass, Happ puts his head down and sprints right down the middle of the floor.  He beats his man down the floor, but when he doesn't receive a pass in stride, he initiates contact with his defender at the elbow to hold his position.  By doing this, he allows Zak Showalter to get a better angle to make an easy post feed.  Because Happ kept his defender on top, he was able to leverage great positioning and make a quick move to the basket.