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Attack From The Corner
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 to defend as the defense isn’t typically used to seeing an offense run from this area of the court.
1 is dribbling the ball near midcourt on the right side of the floor with 4 near midcourt on the left side. 2 is on the right wing. 5 is on the left block and 3 is stationed in the left corner.
HOW TO PLAY
1 starts dribbling toward the corner and 2 steps out to set a ball screen. 4 then comes across and sets a screen for 2. 2 then fades to the left wing as 1 continues dribbling toward the right corner [A]. Once 1 reaches the corner, 4 shifts low to set a ball screen for 1. 1 dribbles off the ball screen and away from the baseline to attack the middle of the floor as 4 rolls to the hoop — this creates two scoring options [B]. Another option is for 4 not to set the screen, and 1 passes to 4, then runs toward 4 for a handoff. 1 then attacks the middle (only higher than the first option) as 4 rolls [C].
Run both options to keep the defense guessing. Be sure 2, 3 and 5 remain on the opposite side of the floor for spacing purposes and to keep their defenders away from the two-man game on the opposite side.