High Double Screen Creates High-Percentage Floater

This variation of UConn’s Double-High-Screen Play results in the point guard attacking the lane and scoring near the hoop

WHY USE IT
A simple set where you run multiple actions off it keeps the defense on its heels. The previous page showed how to get a 3-pointer from a double high screen – now see how to attack the rim.

SET UP
UConn continued to run the high-double-screen play as the first half came to a close versus Iowa State. Leading by eight points, the Huskies netted another bucket before halftime en route to a Sweet 16 victory.

HOW TO PLAY
Nursing a lead in the first half’s final minute, UConn was in no hurry to start the action, so the ball handler (Ryan Boatright) dribbles for 10 seconds at the top of the set. Finally both posts come high and he uses a ball screen to move right [1].

The ball handler attacks the lane as both corner guards pinch in from the corners. The screener rolls toward the hoop [2]. The ball handler shoots a floater over the defenders but also had the option to pass to either perimeter guard [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Once the ball handler attacks the lane a few times from this set, watch the other defenders sag toward the lane, which leaves the perimeter open.