This baseline out of bounds play is simple to execute and the screen-the-screener action creates open shot opportunities against most man-to-man defenses. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 sets a cross screen for O4. O4 uses the screen and then sets a cross screen for O3. O3 cuts off the screen and into the short corner … [Read more...]
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This sideline out of bounds play is intended to get a scoring attempt when there are but just a few seconds left on the clock. It will also work quite well against a defense that is up and pressuring/denying. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O4 and O5 flash hard into the backcourt. O2 turns and sets a screen for O1, and then … [Read more...]
We give a very special thank you to Coach Michael Lang for sharing this play. You can find more from Coach Lang over at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy. Avery High Line is a different take on the 'normal' line out of bounds play. In most instances, coaches run 'line' against zone defenses. They also set the line with the low player … [Read more...]
This baseline out of bounds play sets up in a line as we often see, however, the players 'line' up higher than is often set. Whether against a man-to-man or a zone defense, this line play will grant several scoring options. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 curls back to screen for O1. O2 dives to the opposite low block and O4 … [Read more...]
Here is a wonderfully simple, yet effective baseline out of bounds play that can be run against a man-to-man defense. The simplicity of this play is also what makes it highly effective as many inbounds plays can be complex with very defined movements. With a simple cut and pick, this play just lets basketball players play basketball! When the … [Read more...]
Here is a really nice baseline out of bounds play from the box set that UAB used to get a late-game 3-pointer. This 3-point shot helped them upset 3rd seed Iowa State in the second round of the 2015 NCAA tournament. Below the diagram and description of this play, watch a video clip of this great play. When the official hands the basketball … [Read more...]
From a box set formation, this baseline out of bounds play works best against a zone defense, particularly a 2-3 zone defense. By making use of cutting and screening actions, a defender is left with the choice of which player to defend, thereby giving a great opportunity at an open shot. This can also be an effective baseline out of bounds play to … [Read more...]
This baseline inbounds play works well against a man-to-man defense. It's simple to run with an easy inbounds pass and a screen that will create an great scoring opportunity right at the hoop. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 slides high to receive the pass from O3. O3's pass will probably have to be thrown over the defender, with … [Read more...]
This out-of-bounds formation can be used in a variety of ways. It is simple, yet not often seen on the basketball court ... therefore it can be very advantageous. In this 4-Across Tight play, the ball is inbounded and then returned to the passer after he cuts past 3 teammates. It's simple to execute and can create an open jump shot or 3-pointer. … [Read more...]
This is a nice baseline out of bounds play designed to get something going at the basket for an up-close scoring opportunity. A simple double screen with players popping back to the ball makes this play easy to run at any and all levels of play. When the official hands the basketball to O2, O4 and O5 set a double screen for O3. O3 comes off the … [Read more...]
Box Cutbacks is a baseline out of bounds play from the box set formation. This simple-to-execute out of bounds play gives a couple of scoring options with one being in the paint and one on the perimeter. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 steps high as if he'll be setting a screen for O2. O5 then quickly cuts back to the ball. At … [Read more...]
This baseline out of bounds play is best run against zone defenses. The initial action creates a lob opportunity that, if unavailable, leads into two downscreens to create an open shot. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O4 pops out to the ballside corner. O3 fades behind the zone on the weak side and O5 steps hard toward the passer. … [Read more...]