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HALF-COURT OFFENSE

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA BACKDOOR PLAY

 

1 dribbles into position as 4 sets downscreen for 2.

1 looks to see how the defender is playing 2. If the defender is overplaying 2, then 1 passes to 3 and 2 backdoors into lane for pass.

 

 


LAKER LOB PLAY

As #1 dribbles into position toward the left, #5 moves out to set a
rear pick for #2. #1 gives high pass to #2 for lay-up (or dunk).



LSU RE-SCREEN PLAY

 

Diagram #1. #1 dribbles and enters to #2 as #3 cuts over #4 into right corner. #4 makes V cut and moves to top of circle while #1 moves to left wing.

 

 

Diagram #2. #2 passes to #4 who relays to #1 while #5 is setting screen for #3 who cuts into the lane for a possible pass from #1.

 

 

 


 

Diagram 3. When #3 realizes he is not open, he cuts back and "re-screens" for #5 who sets his man up and cuts into the low post. After screening for #5, #3 cuts off screen being set by #4 in a "screen the screener" action. Notice how #4 has taken a step toward #1 in order to get a better screen angle for #3.


Dayton Special for 5 to Drive

#1 dribbles left as #2 cuts through and into the corner.

#3 and #4 cut high to the wing positions.

#1 passes to #5 who drives for lay-up.

All the defensive help has been taken away.

 

FLORIDA POINT GUARD CUT WITH SCREEN THE SCREENER ACTION

Diagram 1. Point Guard dribbles to side and passes to high post cutting outside.
#5 sets rear screen for #1 who cuts into the lane looking for a pass from #4.


Diagram 2. When #1 does not get pass, #4 cuts on through the lane and sets baseline
screen for cutter #3. #4 passes to #5 popping out who looks for #3 for possible lay-up.
# 4 takes one step toward his pass to #5 then sets downscreen for #1 in screen the
screener action. This is basic action that teams use when running the Flex.

Orlando Magic .6 second play vs. Lakers

#1 cuts off #5 as #3 sets rear pick for #2. #4 passes to #2 for lay-up.
Hedo Turkoglu made a great pass and, even though the shot was
missed, it was an excellent play. Had the defender on #3 dropped
back for defensive help, #3 would have popped out for 3-point shot.

Gonzaga Backdoor Play



#1 dribble exchanges with #3. As #3 starts his dribble toward #2, #5
cuts as shown leaving basket area vacated. #3 dribbles and passes to #2 on the backdoor.


SAINT MARY'S POST DRIVE

#1 dribbles left as #5 sets cross-screen for #4 who takes pass from #1. #4 can take shot or drive for the basket. Two things are very important on this play: (1) #4s footwork; and (2) offensive spacing to keep other defenders from helping. Play can be run for either #4 or #5 and can be run going to either side. Considerable daily pre-practice should be devoted to the proper footwork for this drive.

 


CONNECTICUT WOMEN DOUBLE-SCREEN PLAY

#1 passes to #2 and cuts outside. #2 takes short dribble as #4 and #5 set double-screen for #3.
Defender on #4 helps on #3 and #4 cuts to cleared basket for pass from #2. This play was run in the recentNCAA Tournament and resulted in a wide open lay-up.


Orlando Magic Sideline Ballscreen into Hi-Low Action

Point Guard dribbles down sideline off ball screen set by #5.
#5 rolls out to the basket as #1 passes to #4 who looks to feed the ball to #5 in the lane.

CELTIC DRIBBLE HANDOFF/DOUBLE SCREEN

 

1 makes dribble hand-off to 3 as 5 is setting screen as shown.

3 drives off the hand-off screen by 1 and the screen by 5, in effect a double screen.

3 attempts drive to basket and has a decision to make according to defensive play. His first decision is whether or not he can drive all the way.

His next look would be at 4s defender for a possible pass to 4 for a layup.

His next look is at 2s defender for a possible pass to a 3 point shooter in the corner.

 

SIDELINE OUT OF BOUNDS PLAYS

ORLANDO MAGIC .6 SECOND PLAY

#1 cuts off #5 keeping defense busy.

#3 sets rear screen for #2 cutting to the basket
for pass from #4. It was a great pass from Hedo Turkoglu
and even though the shot was missed, it was an excellent play.

 


3 POINT SHOT PLAYS

#1 dribbles at #2 who clears to the other side of the court.

#3 cuts to the top and receives pass from #1 and relays the ball to #2.

 

 

Diagram 2.

#2 takes pass from #3 and drives toward lane.

#3 cuts to 3 point range as shown and takes a pass from #2. This is called "Follow the Penetrator". The defender on #3 must help on the driver and cannot get to #3 to prevent a shot. Vs. a Man, #2 will drive on his defender. Vs. a Zone, #2 will "drive the gap."