This play is designed to get a 2-point shot from the wing by the SHOOTER. The basic concept is to run
a somewhat confusing screen out of a low-post set.
∑ The POINT inbounds the ball to the SHOOTER and runs down the lane.
∑ The SHOOTER feeds the ball to the POST on the low block.
∑ The SHOOTER cuts hard into the lane passing above the low block.
∑ The POINT continues down the lane and then curls around the POST (who still has the ball) in the low block.
∑ The POINT continues to curl around the POST in the low block and ends up back in the lane to set a screen.
∑ The SHOOTER reverses his cut to the basket and runs back out to the wing off of the POINT's screen.
∑ The POST does a hard dribble as if he is making a move to the hoop (which causes the defense to at least look in his direction) and then passes the ball to the SHOOTER on the wing for a 2-pointer.
∑ A power dribble by the POST just before the pass to the wing can draw a double team by an inexperienced defensive team.
∑ The timing of this play is what is tough to get down. If the POINTís defender is really physical it can take a little while for the POINT to get down the lane and around the POST to set the screen. The SHOOTER must correctly time his cut to the basket and subsequent cut back off of the POINTís pick. You can only get this timing down through practice, and running the play a number of times in competition.
∑ Get the worst defender on the POINT. That defender is the one who will have to switch to get to the SHOOTER.
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