This baseline out of bounds play from a box set formation can be run against man-to-man or zone defenses. It is a 2-phase play that, against a man-to-man defense, will force the defenders to fight through screens. Against a zone, it will cause the defense to overshift, creating an open shot. When the official hands the basketball to O1, O5 … [Read more...]
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The Box Pick and Roll Play is a simple to set up and execute out of bounds play. Starting from a box formation, a pick and roll is performed in order to create an open shot opportunity. The players set up in a box formation around the lane with O3 taking the ball out of bounds. When the official hands the basketball to O3, O5 sets a diagonal … [Read more...]
This last second sideline out of bounds basketball play was run by the Minnesota Timberwolves in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 20, 2012. In a tie game with 1.5 seconds left, Kevin Love hit the 3-pointer to win the game. Here is video of the play so you can see it executed to perfection. The play is diagrammed below the … [Read more...]
One of the great old basketball coaching books in my collection is Pressure Basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay. The book, published in 1963 while Coach Ramsay was at St. Joseph's, is a top-notch coaching guide that shows how to coach and teach an aggressive style of play. There is a ton of step-by-step coverage of offense and defense but one of the … [Read more...]
This out of bounds play works well against any zone, but especially against a 2-3 zone defense. When the official hands the basketball to #3, 31 cuts to the ballside corner. #4 sets a screen, and #2 curls around #4 for a quick jump shot. … [Read more...]
The high stack is used to get the basketball into play. The low double screen and three point shot should be utilized at special times, such as to start a half or when a 3-pointer may be needed. #1 passes the basketball inbounds to #2 or #3 (in this diagram, #2 uses a screen for #3 to get open). After #1 passes, he cuts down and through to the … [Read more...]
When the official hands the ball to #3, #2 pops out to the corner, #5 screens the middle zone defender, #4 flashes to the low block vacated by the defenders, and #1 flares deep as a safety valve. After passing, #3 enters the court to the weakside. The initial option to look for is the pass to #4. The pass should be lobbed high and away from the … [Read more...]
When the official hands the ball to #1, #5 sets a screen for #4 for a potential lob pass in front of the basket. #5 opens up to the basketball after setting the screen. #3 sets a flare screen for #2 and then sprints across the top of the key to behind the 3-point arc for a shot. … [Read more...]
Overview: This sidecourt inbounds play is going to be most effective during last second situations such as end of game, half, or quarter. When the inbounds passer (3) receives the ball from the official, player 2 cuts hard towards the ball off of a screen from 1. (If this is so poorly played by the defense, a pass could be made here for a shot … [Read more...]
This out of bounds play sets up with the box formation in the corner rather than in the lane. It enables a post player to 'post up' without help defense being a factor. When the official hands the basketball to #3, #5 backs defender across the lane looking for a pass. #4 v-cuts from the elbow and replaces #5 on the low block. #1 sets a … [Read more...]
This sidecourt inbounds play is used when inbounding in the front court .. it is especially useful in getting that last-second basket. 1) As the play begins, O2 cuts to the backcourt, and the low player, O3, breaks up toward the ball. It is hoped that O3's defender will trail. When this happens, O3 loops around the wall and receives a lob … [Read more...]
This sidecourt out of bounds play takes advantage of a basic stack play, but under conditions where the defense is really denying the inbounds pass. Players O4 and O5 line up in a stack free throw line high on the ball side. The defenders guarding O4 and O5 are denying as O4 steps out of the stack to the ball side. O1 quickly gets the ball to … [Read more...]