This play is also known in basketball circles as “Pick-the-Picker”. When we call this play, we call it
“Banana”, “Apple”, or “Grapes” just to change things up. The basic concept of the play is to catch the
defense having to switch quick twice. Most plays only require the defense to figure out how to get through
one screen. This play has two in succession.
Video link of the Knueppel Brothers running Reggie Miller.
· The POINT passes the ball to the SHOOTER and runs down the lane.
· The POST is in the high post on the SHOOTER side of the court. The POST pretends to call for the ball in the post (which forces his defender to play ball side).
· The SHOOTER holds the ball, and the POINT comes from his cut to the basket up to set a screen for the SHOOTER.
· Just as the POINT gets to the place to set a screen, he quickly backpedals to the top of the key off of a back screen by the POST (the POST steps quickly toward the SHOOTER to set this screen just as the POINT fakes his screen).
· The SHOOTER passes the ball to the POINT for the 2-point shot.
· The POST has to have his pick ready almost simultaneously with the POINT’s fake pick for the SHOOTER.
· There is a 1-point play detailed below that can be run out of this set.
· The play directly following this one describes a second option off of this play.
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