This play is a slip screen away from the ball to get an open lay-up. The basic concept of the play is to get
the POSTís defender to help out on the off the ball screen which leaves him vulnerable to a back door cut
to the basket. What makes the slip screen plays easy to run late in the game is that the defense has to honor
the 2-point shooters because you have been shooting them the whole game.
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∑ The SHOOTER is at the wing with the ball.
∑ The POST is at the top of the key.
∑ The POINT is at the opposite wing, out of the way of the play.
∑ The POST goes toward the SHOOTER as if he is going to set a ball screen for the SHOOTER to come off of.
∑ Just as the POST gets to the spot to set the screen two things need to happen simultaneously: 1). The SHOOTER takes a couple of dribbles toward the top of the key as if he is coming off of the screen; and 2). The POST does not set the screen, but instead cuts hard to the basket. These two things happening simultaneously means that the POSTís defender, who always helps out on the SHOOTER coming off of the screen (that isnít really a screen) will get caught behind the POST and cannot recover.
∑ The SHOOTER lob passes the POST the ball for the lay-up.
∑ The key to this play is a good lob pass over the defense to the POST right at the basket. This pass will take practice, but when done well will make the defense look silly.
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