‘Spin Off Around’ is a simple baseline out of bounds play to learn and run and it can be utilized against both man-to-man and zone defenses. If the initial cuts don’t create an open shot, the reversal option against a zone surely will!
When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 posts his defender and then spins into the lane looking for a pass from O1.
At the same time, the weakside player in the line at the free throw area (in this diagram, O4) cuts over the top of the line and down to the ballside corner for a possible 2- or 3-point attempt.
O1 will first look to pass to O5 in the lane and then to O4 in the corner.
If neither O5 or O4 is available (or if O4 could not get off a shot) … or if you are running this out of bounds play against a zone, this diagram shows the next options.
O2 slides down into the space created when O5 cut across the lane. FYI, this option is often available against a zone.
O3 backs out to the three-point line for a possible jump shot or to become the safety valve if necessary.
If O1 cannot make the pass to O2 or O3, the ball should be passed to O4 in the corner. O4 may have to move to get open or even post up his defender.
Once O4 receives the pass but does not have a shot, he can look inside to O2 in the low post. If that’s not available, he’ll swing it over to the top to O3. O3 will then look to the opposite wing area or O1 who has cut opposite his pass and used a screen set by O5.
Remember, this last option of reversing the ball works well against a zone defense.