The corner seems like an odd place from which to use a 2-man game but this play exploits the space on the floor for several scoring options. WHY USE IT Shift the areas from which you attack on the floor to keep defenses honest. This play is run from the corner, which makes it difficult... MORE
Lots of movement sets up backdoor
A lot of screening and motion goes into this set in which the opposite post comes high, sets a ball screen, rolls and eventually gets a pass from a dribbling wing.
Why use this play
- Arizona’s offense has five players constantly moving, which keeps the defense on its heels and creates open passing lanes.
- The ball starts on the left side with a post and corner player positioned on that side.
- Another player is at the top and there is a weak-side wing.
How to play
- 1 passes across the set to 3 to shift the defense as 4 screens down on a potential defender.
- On the pass, 2 relocates from the left corner to the right side just above the corner by coming off a second screen from 4.
- 3 passes to 2. 5 moves to the elbow .
- 3 steps toward 2 and fakes a ball screen, then curls through the lane.
- 4 moves to the opposite post. 5 comes across the court and sets a ball screen for 2. 2 takes a couple dribbles then passes to 3 .
- 1 moves out of the corner and receives a pass from 3. 5 now cuts backdoor after the ball screen.
- 1 dribbles toward the center and passes to 5 for the score .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this play
How to perfect the technique for this play
- 4 sets a ball screen for 1 in the play’s final stages to open the passing lane for 1 to find 5.