The High Stack Cut Option is a sideline out of bounds play designed to get the ball to your shooter for a 3-point shot. This play can be useful in last second situations or when you simply want a 3-point attempt. It is only effective against a man-to-man defense.
To run this sideline play, O4 and O5 set up above the free throw line extended and near the three-point line. O2 and O1 are stacked about midway between the top of the key and the halfcourt line. The shooter, in this diagram O2, starts closest to the basket. O3 is the inbounds passer and should have the ability to throw an overhead pass across the court.
When the official hands the ball to O3, O1 cuts hard to midcourt and should probably even move into the backcourt. O4 and O5 move to the three-point line to set their screens. O2 has the option of using either screen.
O2 can use O4’s screen and cut hard toward the ballside corner.
O2 may also use O5’s screen and fade to the weakside corner.
O3 will make the pass to O2, if open. If O2 is not open, O4 should flash to the ball and can potentially be open for a shot attempt. If game time allows (and as a last resort), the pass can also be made to O1 who can then dribble and attempt to score or make a play.