High Double Screen Leads To 3-Pointer

UConn’s high double screen produces any number of options – check out this play setting up a strong outside-shooting forward with a 3-pointer

WHY USE IT
Bringing both post players high draws those defenders away from the hoop and forces the defense to guess which side the offense is going to attack.

SET UP
UConn ran the double-highscreen play time after time in a Sweet 16 victory over Iowa State. A guard (in this case Shabazz Napier) has the ball at the top with two other guards spread in the corners and the posts staggered on opposite lane lines.

HOW TO PLAY
Both posts come high and provide the ball handler multiple options to start the play. Here, the guard dribbles left [1]. The left-side ball screener also is a good jump shooter. He flares after screening and receives a pass outside the 3-point line.

The other post moves into the lane and screens the sagging defender [2]. The shot is taken on the catch and players crash the boards [3].

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TECHNIQUE
The shooter for Connecticut is DeAndre Daniels, who dribbles well as he showed a couple minutes later. From the same set, Daniels received the pass and based on his earlier shot, the defender played higher, which allowed Daniels to dribble by him for an easy layup.