Here is a simple screen-the-screener basketball play that is quite effective. By 'screen-the-screener', one player sets a screen and then immediately uses a screen. The passer has multiple options to create a scoring opportunity. O1 initiates the play by dribbling to his right. The dribble entry clears out O2, who cuts through and sets a cross … [Read more...]
Basketball plays and quick hitters designed to give you quick and easy scoring chances.
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The purpose of this quick hitting basketball play is to get the basketball in the hands of a player who can dribble-drive to attack the basket. The main looks are for his own shot, but options abound for creating a shot for a teammate. Players set up in 4-Out, 1-In set. O1 starts on the right side and initiates the play by passing over to … [Read more...]
This basketball play is part of our 2015 "12 Plays of Christmas". See all 12 basketball plays here. Triple Stack Lob Play is an excellent play when a lob pass is wanted. This play can be successful against teams who overplay and/or overextend their defense. It can also be a great play to run as a last second option. Many teams shy away from … [Read more...]
This is a basic pick-and-roll play from out of a 2-1-2 formation. The main purpose in running a pick-and-roll is to create size and speed mismatches. This play is simple to run as it can be executed at all levels of play to create a mismatch which will lead to an excellent scoring opportunity. For more pick-and-roll basketball plays from a … [Read more...]
The Flex to Staggered Screen basketball play is designed as a quick hitter from your flex set to create an opportunity for your shooting guard. As you run the flex a few times, O3's defender will start concentrating on defending the backscreen and flex cut across the lane. This play sets him up to be picked off by the staggered screen going the … [Read more...]
The purpose of this basketball play from the 1-4 high set is to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. This play can be run to either side and can be used to target your best low post scorer. To begin, the players are in a 1-4 high set. O3 starts by setting a screen at the elbow area for O4 who pops out to the wing. O1 … [Read more...]
The Middle Screen and Drive Play is a simple basketball set play that can be run at any level ... from youth to professional! The offense is well-spaced for this play, which has the post player set an on-ball screen to allow the point guard to attack the basket. With a good screen, a solid point guard will be able to create a layup opportunity for … [Read more...]
Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ The Golden State Warriors had a fantastic playoff run due to their tremendous outside shooting ability. The Warriors ran this set play to get star point guard Stephen Curry an open jump shot during Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San … [Read more...]
This is a simple set play you can run when you want to isolate a player on the wing and let him attack off the dribble-drive. This play can be called and run to either side. For the purpose of our diagram, it is being run to the right side. O1 passes to the wing, O3, and then cuts through and clears opposite. As O3 is receiving the pass, … [Read more...]
Here is a basketball play you can run to get your best shooter an open jump shot attempt. In this diagram, the double screen is being set on the right side but this play can be run to either side. O1 passes to O3 on the wing. O3 may need to execute a v-cut to get open. O4 and O5 set a double screen for O2 in the corner. O2 sets up his … [Read more...]
The high-low post play is designed to get a quick high or low post scoring opportunity for the post players. 1) The set begins with 4 and 5 in a tight stack at the free throw line. 2 and 3 are stacked outside the three-point line on the left wing. (This play could also be run to either side, and any player can be in any position -- but we are … [Read more...]
The open middle quick hitter is a pick and roll play that gives the point guard 5 options. It is a simple play to run and with a point guard who understands his options, this play is very effective in getting an easy and open scoring opportunity. The play starts with the point guard (1) to the right of the key. The play is initiated when #5 … [Read more...]