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
Open the corner for an uncontested shot
Draw the opposite-corner defender into the lane with a dribble drive, then have a curling wing player screen that defender to allow for an uncontested shot.
Why use this play
- Duke makes 3-point shooting look easy because of the movements used to create open shots. Here, the opposite corner becomes wide open after an inside screen on a help defender.
- The point guard is dribbling on the left side of the court with a post at the ball-side elbow.
- Your shooter is in the opposite corner.
How to play
- 5 comes high and sets a ball screen for 1.
- 1 uses the screen to dribble free toward the middle of the lane.
- 3 breaks from the left wing to the right block as the ball screen is being set .
- The drive by 1 pulls 4’s defender into the lane where 3 screens him or her. 1 passes to 4 who is open in the corner .
- 4 takes the shot as the defense is late to recover.
- 3 and 5 are in solid rebounding position as 2 circles back to defend if the shot is missed .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this play
How to perfect the technique for this play
- 3 needs to be in position near the right block as 1 drives, so 3 doesn’t try to set the screen too late.
- Once 1 drives, defensive attention comes back to the middle from the left side of the floor, making it easier to guard 4 if 3 doesn’t set the screen.