The high-low post play is designed to get a quick high or low post scoring opportunity for the post players.
1) The set begins with 4 and 5 in a tight stack at the free throw line. 2 and 3 are stacked outside the three-point line on the left wing. (This play could also be run to either side, and any player can be in any position — but we are generally trying to get a post score with this play.)
2) The point guard, 1, dribbles to the right wing to set the play in motion. 4 rolls off 3 to the basket once 1 gets to the free throw line extended. If 4 is open, 1’s first option is to hit 4 cutting to the basket for an easy layup. After 4 clears, 5 steps back to the top of the key and calls for the ball.
3) If 4 does not receive the quick pass from 1, 1 hits 5 and we look quickly for the high/low pass from 5 to 4.
As the ball is passed from 1 to 5, 3 looks to screen 2’s defender.
4) #2 should be spotted up looking for the pass from #5 and ready to shoot the three-pointer. #3, who has screened for #2 can now turn and post up for the basketball. On #2’s shot, #3 is also in excellent strongside rebounding position.
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