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...]
Basketball Plays & Quick Hitters
Get quick and easy scoring chances and play to your strengths against man-to-man defenses with these basketball set plays and quick hitters.
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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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
The '2 Corner Set' quick hitter is designed to get a quick shot, especially in the clutch or in late game situations. 1) The opening set begins with O1 at the point, O2 and O3 in the corners, and O4 and O5 stacked side-by-side at the free throw line. 2) O2 starts the play by making a straight line cut towards the top, but then … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]