The four corners offense was invented by John McClendon in the mid-1950’s but was made popular to the masses by Dean Smith during his long tenure at North Carolina.
The four corners offense was most commonly used as a delay offense before a 45-second shot clock was introduced in the 1985/1986 season. In fact, offenses like this one are the main reason that the shot clock was introduced to the game of basketball.
The offense involves four players standing on all the four corners of the half-court and one player with the basketball in the middle.Continue reading
The flex offense is a 4-out, 1-in continuity offense that primarily uses down-screens in a screen-the-screener action and the famous ‘flex cut’ to get open layups or jump shots around the high post. It’s primarily a man-to-man offense, but can be used against a zone with some slight adjustments.
It’s a slow-down, patient offense that requires good spacing, ball-movement, passing, shooting, cutting, and screening by all players.
It’s common to see teams reverse the ball to different sides of the court three or four times before creating an open shot at the basket.Continue reading
The pick and roll is one of the most effective, oldest, and most commonly run basketball plays in history. It was first made into an art form by John Stockton and Karl Malone at Utah. It can be devastating against any defense when the players know how to run it properly. Overview of the […]Continue reading