This baseline out of bounds play from a box set formation can be run against man-to-man or zone defenses. It is a 2-phase play that, against a man-to-man defense, will force the defenders to fight through screens. Against a zone, it will cause the defense to overshift, creating an open shot.
When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 moves across the lane and sets a screen for O4. If O4 is open, he can take the pass for a layup or short jump shot.
O5, who set the screen, should attempt to seal off his defender and look for the pass from O1. This option can work well against a switching man-to-man or against a zone if the middle defender overcommits to O4.
O2, as shown in the diagram, sets up his defender and then cuts out to the wing. If O4 and O5 were not open, O2 will be the option.
If the O4 and O5 screen and switch was not available, the around the horn phase starts.
As mentioned in the previous diagram, O2 receives the inbounds pass from O1. O3 pops out to the top for the pass from O2. O1, who passed the basketball inbounds, is already walking his man into a screen from O5 and can either curl (if his defender trails) or fade (if his defender goes over the screen). O3 will pass to O1 for an open jump shot.