The ‘Corner Give-and-Go’ is an effective baseline inbounds play to have in your basketball playbook for those times you have to take the ball out of bounds from deep in the corner.
The players set up as shown. When the official hands the ball to O1, O5 flashes across the middle of the lane looking for the pass. O2 and O4 fake in as if to receive the throw-in but instead screen for O3 and O1, respectively. O3 curls around the screen and cuts to the opposite wing area. O1 throws the ball in, uses O4’s screen, then cuts hard to the opposite low block. O5 looks to pass back to O1 for the layup.
- Be aware that the initial pass from O1 to O5 will be difficult if the defense collapses in the middle. For this reason, O1 should be a good passer and smart enough to recognize when that option is not available.
- If O5 is not open, the pass to O2 is usually available either right on the wing or as a safety valve.
- O5 may also make the pass to O3 as he reverses to the wing, but O1 should be the first option.
- If O2 receives the inbounds pass, he has options to O3, O5, and even O4. If he can pass to either O3 or O5, they can still look inside to O1, if their own shot isn’t available.