Overview of the Play
A great play out of the common stack set to get your best shooter an open midrange or three-point shot on the wing.
- Your best shooter should be in the position of 2.
- 1 should be your point guard.
Setup: The play starts in a stack formation with the exception of the point guard (1) who is on the weak-side elbow.
1. The play begins with 4 popping out to the perimeter and receiving the pass from 3.
2. As this happens, 2 drags their defender lower by taking a few steps towards the hoop and calling for the basketball.
3. After inbounding, 3 sprints the baseline and clears out to the weak-side wing.
4. 1 cuts to the top of the key and receives a pass from 4.
5. 1 should take a dribble in the opposite direction to get the defenders moving towards the middle and to open up the pass to 2.
6. 4 and 5 immediately set a staggered screen for 2 who reads their defender and cuts out and receives the pass from 1 for either the midrange or three-point shot on the wing.
- It’s important for 1 to sell the fake dribble towards 3 at the top of the key to get the defense moving across.
- At the beginning of the play, players shouldn’t face the direction they’re going to go or they’ll give away their movements.