The V-Formation is advantageous in that it spreads the defense and creates open cutting and passing lanes.
Option 1: Doublecross
O1 and O2 cross and cut to opposite corners / short corners. O2 goes first. O3 and O4 cross and cut down opposite sides of the lane. O4 cuts first.
O3 should be open but O5 can make the pass to whoever is open.
Option 2: Double Screen
O1 and O2 move shoulder to shoulder at the free throw line as O3 cuts toward the ball and receives the pass from O5. O3 must be adept at getting open in order to receive the pass.
O4 breaks down toward the low block and then breaks out behind the double screen.
O3 passes to O4 for the shot.
Option 3: Triple Screen
O1, O2, and O3 all move to the side of the lane to set a triple screen for O4. O4 sets up his defender toward the corner and then cuts around the triple screen to the basket for the pass from O5.
After O4 has cut, O2 should go to the goal, O3 cuts to right corner, and O1 becomes the safety valve.
- You should be able to run all 3 plays to either side, depending on which side of the lane the inbounds passer stands. Make sure you practice on both sides.