What is an Iso in Basketball? (And How to Score From It)

“Iso” (short for isolation) is a tactic used at all levels of basketball — sometimes intentionally and sometimes out of desperation — to create a 1-on-1 scoring opportunity.

This can be an effective strategy if you have a (1) skilled isolation scorer or (2) a mismatch.

In this post, I’ll define exactly what an “iso” is and show you how to use it to score.

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What is the Elam Ending? (Full Explanation of the Rules)

When watching the end of a close basketball game, you’ll likely see numerous fouls by the trailing team as they attempt to extend the game.

The “Elam Ending” was created to mitigate late-game fouling and maintain a natural flow to the basketball game until the final buzzer sounds.

While it’s still a relatively new concept, it has grown in popularity and even made its way to the highest levels of basketball.

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