The best thing you can do is take away his strengths. That may mean forcing him to go left if he's a right handed player, or sagging a little if he can't shoot to play him for the drive. Defense not only takes heart, desire, footwork and balance, but also your BRAIN! Study the habits of your offensive player, try to take away these normal moves, and force him to make moves he's not typically used to.
Then, whether your man shoots it or someone else, block him out and keep him off the boards.
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