Shift the defense with downscreens, then work the ball across the top of the set to clear space for a well-timed backscreen leading to a lob. 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.