Utilize this misdirection play when you need a 3-pointer for a last second shot. Also a good quick hitter to open up your point guard for an open shot attempt.
This play starts as O1 dribbles toward O2 on the wing. O1 and O2 execute a dribble handoff.
As O2 receives the handoff, he continues to the left for a dribble or two. O5, who is hanging around between the three-point line and lane now sets a flare screen for O1.
At the same time, O3 cuts hard to the basket and then pops back out by coming off of O4’s downscreen.
O1 uses O5’s flare screen and pops out behind the 3-point line. O2 stops quickly to turn and pass to O1 for the 3-point attempt.
- O3 acts as the decoy in this misdirection play. He should cut hard off of O4’s screen to the top of the key.
- O2 must ‘sell it’ to the defense that the pass is going to O3.
- O2 must stop quick (preferably with a jump stop) then turn and quickly reverse the ball back to O1.