This sidecourt line play may be the same ‘line’ play you use under the basket (we all have the line play, don’t we?!?).
The ‘line’ play is also a great play that can be used when you are taking the ball out from the side in the backcourt. Use this play or use your own ‘line’ play…just modify it to work in this situation.
The players line up as shown in the diagram. When the official hands the ball to O3, O4 peels off, circles the line, and sprints toward the basket. O2 breaks opposite of O4. O1 breaks opposite of O2 and O5 steps up into the open area near O3.
All four players are options. It is up to O3 to determine who is open and to get the ball inbounds. If none are open, they may need to cut back toward the ball. O5 and O1 could also ‘post-up’ to receive the inbounds pass.