1) The Weave Play sidecourt out of bounds play uses a set that can give several great options to specifically call or to run; depending upon what the defense allows. The following diagrams will describe each option.
The Weave Option
The weave option play starts with three players out front (#1, #2, and #3), and a double high post (#4 and #5).
When the inbounder receives the ball from the official, #2 screens away for #3. #3 then cuts toward the basketball and #2 stays back for defensive balance (to keep his defender out of the action).
2) #1 passes to #3 and then moves toward him to receive a return pass or handoff. The ballside post, #5, steps up and screens #3’s defender; #3 goes over the screen and cuts to the basket. At the same time, #1 takes a dribble and quickly passes to the weakside post, #4. #4 immediately passes the basketball to #3 (who is cutting to the basket).
3) The Dribble Option
As a change of pace, #1, after receiving the basketball from #3, will simply work a high pick and roll with the weakside post, #4.
This option can be called out, or it can be run if #4 is not open for the pass from #1. #1 will simply keep his dribble alive and rub his defender into the screen. After setting the screen, #4 rolls to the basket looking for a pass from #1. If #3 had cut to the basket, he should cut back out to clear the lane.
4) The Lob Option
This option can be called for by the coach or even the players if the defenders are cheating out high.
As the play begins, #2, instead of screening away for #3, will receive a backscreen from the weakside post, #4. #1 will then throw a cross court lob pass to #2 for a possible layup. If this play has been called ahead of time, #5 can facilitate the play by cutting toward the basketball and clearing the foul land area (so his defender cannot help on the lob.)