The Screen-Away Continuity Offense is very simple to install at any level of play. It can be run as a main offensive style or it can be called a few times throughout a game.
Quite simply, it is a pass and pick away on the perimeter; coupled with a post to post cross screen. Generally after a few ball reversals, good screens, and good passes, a scoring opportunity arises.
The formation of the offense is a 3-out, 2-in as shown. The offense starts when O1 passes to either O2 or O3 on the wing. The wing players may need to utilize a v-cut to get open. In this diagram, O1 passes to O2 and goes and sets a screen on O3’s defender. O3 sets up the screen and cuts to the open area (middle or top of key).
Once O2 receives the initial pass, O5 posts up briefly (about one second). If O5 doesn’t get the ball, he will set a cross screen for O4.
If no one was open for a shot in the previous diagram, O2 will pass back (or possibly dribble) to the top for a quick reversal to the other side. The same screen away’s will occur from this side.
This action can continue until a shot is available. If the players are patient, set good screens, and know how to use screens, they will find high percentage shots within the flow of the offense.