Purpose: To help the perimeter player learn to react when his defender slides below the high post player expecting the guard to cut all the way to the basket.
Drill: O1 on the wing with the basketball; O2 on the weakside low block. If you need several players per basket, have a line at each spot.
O2 flashes to the ballside elbow and receives the pass from O1. O1 takes a couple of steps toward the basket to set up his defender and then cuts behind O2 who passes the ball back and provides a screen for O1.
O1 can shoot the jump shot or penetrate the lane if that option is available.
- Practice on both sides of the court.
- Once players understand the movement, add 2 defenders.
- You may also want to practice having O2 seal and roll to the basket for a return pass from O1 for combatting a switching defense.