This play is designed to get a quick shot attempt. It might be most useful in end-of-game situations where a quick 3-pointer is wanted but a 2-pointer is okay as well.
The players set up with a good three-point shooter in each corner and two good screeners at the elbow area. The point guard is bringing the basketball upcourt.
As O1 brings it across midcourt, O4 and O5 step out to set an on-ball screen. O1 has the option to use either screener (in our diagram, he is going to his right).
O1 uses the on-ball screen and penetrates to the elbow area. His first option is to kick the ball out to O3. If O3’s defender attempts to help on the drive, O3 will be open.
If O3 is not open, O1 should look to penetrate all the way to the basket for the layup.
One other possibility is that O2’s defender may slide over at last minute to help on drive/layup. If that happens, O1 may be able to kick out to O2 for a three-point attempt.
As mentioned above, the three-pointer is what we’re looking for but a layup may be wide open if the defense does not rotate and help. Therefore, run this play when either a 2 or 3 will do (meaning, there is plenty of time left in the game to get the ball back again).