Basketball Plays

Basketball plays and quick hitters designed to give you quick and easy scoring chances.
 
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1-4 Low Post Dive Play

1-4 Low Post Dive Play

The purpose of this basketball play from the 1-4 high set is to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. This play can be run to either side and can be used to target your best low post scorer. To begin, the players are in a 1-4 high set. O3 starts by setting a screen at the elbow area for O4 who pops out to the wing. O1 … [Read more...]

Middle Screen and Drive Play

Middle Screen and Drive Play

The Middle Screen and Drive Play is a simple basketball set play that can be run at any level ... from youth to professional! The offense is well-spaced for this play, which has the post player set an on-ball screen to allow the point guard to attack the basket. With a good screen, a solid point guard will be able to create a layup opportunity for … [Read more...]

Golden State Warriors Quick Hitter Basketball Play

Golden State

Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ The Golden State Warriors had a fantastic playoff run due to their tremendous outside shooting ability.  The Warriors ran this set play to get star point guard Stephen Curry an open jump shot during Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San … [Read more...]

Middle Clear Through Isolation Basketball Play

Middle Clear Through Isolation Basketball Play

This is a simple set play you can run when you want to isolate a player on the wing and let him attack off the dribble-drive. This play can be called and run to either side. For the purpose of our diagram, it is being run to the right side. O1 passes to the wing, O3, and then cuts through and clears opposite. As O3 is receiving the pass, … [Read more...]

Double Screen for Jump Shot Basketball Play

Double Screen for Jump Shot Play

Here is a basketball play you can run to get your best shooter an open jump shot attempt. In this diagram, the double screen is being set on the right side but this play can be run to either side. O1 passes to O3 on the wing. O3 may need to execute a v-cut to get open. O4 and O5 set a double screen for O2 in the corner. O2 sets up his … [Read more...]

High-Low Post Play

High-Low Post Play

The high-low post play is designed to get a quick high or low post scoring opportunity for the post players. 1) The set begins with 4 and 5 in a tight stack at the free throw line. 2 and 3 are stacked outside the three-point line on the left wing. (This play could also be run to either side, and any player can be in any position -- but we are … [Read more...]

Open Middle Basketball Play

Open Middle Play

The open middle quick hitter is a pick and roll play that gives the point guard 5 options. It is a simple play to run and with a point guard who understands his options, this play is very effective in getting an easy and open scoring opportunity. The play starts with the point guard (1) to the right of the key. The play is initiated when #5 … [Read more...]

Twins

Twins

1) The 'Twins' quick hitter is designed to get a layup. In the opening set, O1 has the ball at the top, O2 and O3 are on the low block, O4 is at the free throw line and O5 is stacked above O3.   2) The play starts with O2 and O3 cutting to the wing. O1 has the option of going to either side. In this diagram, O1 goes left -- if he had … [Read more...]

Turnover Play

Turnover Play

The Turnover Play is a nice play to run when you have just committed a turnover the previous time on offense. The intent of this quick hitter is to get a good shot by one of your best players. The play begins as shown in the diagram; O5 can either start high (if his defender plays behind) or he can start low and flash to the high post. O1 … [Read more...]