The first in a series of International Set Plays from Coach Hardin, the Scariola Mid Pick-and-Roll is a play that creates a pick-and-roll from a 2-3 High offensive set.
The Scariola Mid Pick-and-Roll Play is run from a 2-3 High set, as shown in the above diagram. The point guard, O1, initiates the play by passing to the ballside wing, O4. After passing, O1 cuts through and into the lane or weakside block area. O2 executes a v-cut to replace O1 at the top.
O4 passes the basketball to O2, now offset at the top. O1, after cutting through, will immediately cut back to the top, using a screen being set by O5. O2 passes to O1.
O1 now has the basketball at the top. O5 moves back to the top to run the pick-and-roll with O1. The other offensive players move to clear space and to potentially receive a kick-out pass. O4 dives to the corner or short corner, O2 replaces O4 on the wing, and O3 dives to the corner.
O5 and O1 run the pick-and-roll to attack the defense and get a scoring opportunity.