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Out-of-bounds play sets up second screen for open jumper

This drills starts your shooter on the weak-side block, then have the shooter screen high setting up a potential lob before coming off a second screen for an open jumper.

Why use this out-of-bounds play?

Running action toward the rim forces defenders to collapse, which leaves open spots for the offense when inbounding from the baseline.

Setting up this play is easy

Tell your players to…

  • Start in a box formation with 1 as one of your better shooters and positioned on the weak-side block.

How to perform this out-of-bounds play

  • 1 moves up the lane at a diagonal angle to screen for 4.
  • 4 cuts hard toward the hoop and potentially is open for a lob pass at the rim. Even if 4 isn’t open, this action forces the defense to cover the movements toward the rim. 3 spaces to the weak wing. 5 moves up the lane [1].
  • 5 then screens across for 1 (screen the- screener action) as 1 curls to the ball-side short corner. 4 clears out of the lane [2].
  • 2 passes to 1, who catches and shoots if open.
  • 5 and 4 are in rebounding position as 3 moves to the strong side and into a shooting window as a second option [3].

Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this play

Out-of-bounds play sets up second screen for open jumper

Get the technique right to perform this play effectively

  • If 4 doesn’t receive the lob, be sure this player gets out of the lane before a 3-second violation is called.
  • If the defenders cheat over the top, 5 can slip to the hoop. Have 3 curl around the 3-point line as another option or simply to have him/her back as a transition defender.
Michael Austin

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