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‘Guard Inside’ Attacks High Post

When the point guard cuts inside the initial pass, move the opposite wing to the high post and look for the weak-side post on a duck-in or post-up opportunity.

Why use this drill

  • A great way to keep defenses on its heels is to run sets where the offensive players make an initial read, then know exactly where to go rather than calling out the name of a play.

Set up

  • The point guard starts with the ball shifted to the right side. The weak side has three players while the ball side just has a wing.

How to play

  • The shooter sprints to the left-elbow cone, makes an L-cut, reverse-pivots on the catch and sweeps to the baseline for a one-dribble pull-up jumper [1]. After shooting, the player walks the imaginary defender down, then sprints to the wing and receives a pass.
  • The shooter then takes one or two dribbles (you decide
    how many) and takes the pull-up jumper [2].
  • Now, the shooter simulates an "Iverson Cut" outside the right-side cone for a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer.
  • Finish by walking the defender down and sprint through the middle.
  • Catch the pass, make a shot fake and take a one-dribble pull-up.

Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill:

‘Guard Inside' Attacks High Post

How to perfect the technique for this play

  • As soon as 1 cuts inside the pass, 4 knows to flash to the ball-side elbow (high post). No words are needed.
  • While 4’s attention is to the left side, remember 1 is coming off a low screen and could be open curling to the perimeter.
  • 5 also can take a quick look at a cross-court pass to 1.
Michael Austin

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