Two Inside – BLOB Man-to-Man Play


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Overview of the Play

The aim of the play is to get the basketball inside to one of the two post players. The play does this by using a screen-the-screener action. The two guards move to safety positions and keep their defenders occupied.

Key Personnel:

  • Best used on a team with great post players.
  • Can also be used for any player that has a height advantage against their direct opponent.
  • The best passer should pass the basketball in.


Setup: The play begins in a box formation with the two posts down low and two guards at the high post elbows.


1. The play begins with 4 setting an up-screen for 1 who pops out to the corner.

2. As 1 is cutting to the corner, 2 cuts to the ball-side slot calling for the basketball to keep their defender out of the paint.

3. 5 waits for one to two seconds while facing 2 and then cuts across the lane to set a strong screen on 4’s defender.

4. This screen-the-screener action should allow 4 to cut to the weak-side of the rim for an open layup.

5. If 5’s defender cuts off the pass, 4 should back out to the short corner to open up the paint for 5.

6. After screening, 5 seals 4’s defender and pivots towards the hoop where 3 should be able to pass to them for the open layup.

7. If no options are open, 3 passes over the top to 2 and the team sets up the half-court offense.

Coaching Points:

  • 1 and 2 must call for the basketball while cutting even if they know they won’t receive it. It drags the defenders away.
  • 5 must start the play by looking in 2’s direction so that the screen-the-screener action isn’t given away.