Overview of the Play
This play involves numerous screens and many open shot opportunities. I recommend this play to high school and older teams because timing, screening angles, making the right play, and being able to shoot from the outside are all very important.
- Your point guard and shooting guard should be able to consistently make an open outside shot.
- Your center must be able to set strong screens at the correct angles with good timing and it’s a plus if they have a post game too!
Setup: The play begins in a horns set with your wing players level with the lower blocks.
1. The play starts with 1 passing to either of the two post players on the elbow. Preferably the side with the best shooter on the wing.
2. 1 then cuts down the center of the lane and sets a flex screen for 2.
3. 2 can cut either high or low off the flex screen and looks for the pass from 4 and the easy layup.
4. 5 sets a down screen for 1 for a screen the screener action. 1 cuts to the top of the elbow or slot looking for the catch and shoot.
5. After screening for 1, 5 immediately sets another screen for 2 who cuts out to the wing.
6. If 1 wasn’t open for the shot, they must swing the basketball to 2 who should be open on the wing for the shot.
7. After screening 2’s player, 5 attempts to get a deep seal in the paint. If 2 wasn’t open, they can pass in for the score.
- The play can be run either side of the floor, but the point guard should attempt to pass to the side of the team’s best scorer.
- Screens must be set with the correct timing and angles.
- Shot selection is crucial. Your players must read what the best shot is and be willing to pass up an ‘okay’ shot for a ‘great’ shot.