The Handoff Isolation basketball play is a very simple quick hitter that can give you an easy scoring opportunity.
The initial option only includes two players, a pass and a handoff to give a clear driving lane.
This set for the Handoff Isolation play is a 4-around-1; with the ‘1’ starting at the free throw line area. The play begins with O1 passing to O2 on the wing. O2 may need to utilize a v-cut to get open. O1 then follows his pass and goes behind O2 for the handoff. O1 takes the handoff and uses O2 to screen for his defender. O1 then drives in for a layup.
In the event the defense collapses and helps on the drive, other players should move to receive a potential pass. As O1 drives, O5 dives down to the weakside low block, O2 slides toward the lane, O4 moves down to the corner, and O3 slides to the top for safety purposes. All 4 players could receive a pass with O5 and O4 being very good options.