4-Low Flex – BLOB Man to Man Play


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Overview of the Play

From a 4-low formation, the ball is passed to the middle players at the top of the key. The play then involves a flex screen and pin down which provides two great open shot opportunities.

Key Personnel:

  • Best shooter should inbound the basketball.
  • Best post player should start outside the three-point line on ball-side.


Setup: The play begins in a 4-low formation with the bigs on ball-side.


1. 4 cuts to the top of the key and receives the inbounds lob pass.

2. 3 waits an extra second and then cuts to the top of the key and receives the pass from 4.

3. 2 then steps inbounds and sets a flex screen for 5 who flex cuts looking for the pass and open layup.

4. We then use a screen-the-screener action as 4 sets a pin down for 2.

5. 2 cuts to the top of the key looking for the catch and shoot from a pass from 3.

Coaching Points:

  • 3 must be able to make smart decisions with the basketball and hit the open player at the right time and on-target.
  • It’s important that every player sets strong screens during this play.