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Different 2-Man Game Nets Jumper

in Offense drills

Your big man sets a pair of screens for the same player to set up an open mid-range jumper coming off an underneath inbound play. WHY USE IT This is a play run by many college teams this year. The term “two-man game” usually means pick-and-roll, but here it describes how one player sets two... MORE

Deep Ball Screen Opens The Middle

in Basketball drills and skills, Offense drills

The 4-Out Motion only works when the players are constantly moving, screening and clearing space — all of which happens in this set of actions. WHY USE IT The 4-Out Motion is about much more than play on the perimeter. It’s about spacing and creating attacking opportunities at the rim. SET UP The ball is... MORE

Hard Hedge Forces Retreat

in Offense drills

Move the point guard in the opposite direction of the offense to disrupt the opposition’s timing and cohesion while still covering rolling screener WHY USE IT Once again, the goal is to keep the offense from running what it wants, as well as forcing the point guard to make a non-attacking pass. SET UP This... MORE

Blitz & Attack The Point Guard

in Offense drills

Perfect for teams already committed to trapping in the full- or half-court setting, blitzing the ball screen means running a hard double at the point guard WHY USE IT Offenses rely up on their point guards to make things happen. By blitzing the offense’s ball-screen action, the point guard is forced to get rid of... MORE

New Zealand Creates Mismatches

in Basketball plays, Offense drills

New Zealand ran this sideline play against the U.S. in the FIBA World Cup to create a post mismatch against a guard WHY USE IT If the opposition switches on screens, use this play to create a mismatch down low and a high percentage scoring opportunity for a post player on a smaller guard. SET UP A forward (4) is at... MORE

Disadvantage Drill Tests Offense

in Basketball drills and skills, Offense drills

Playing 3-on-4 and needing to move the ball to mid-court, the offense must make quick  decisions to avoid traps and constant pressure WHY USE IT Sometimes a team’s defense is so good it seems like they have an extra player on the floor. Simulate that by having the defense play with an extra person. SET UP The offense has... MORE

Pass To Middle, Open The Floor

in Basketball drills and skills, Basketball plays, Offense drills

Pressure defenses prey on ball handlers trapped near the sidelines, have a player flash from the front court to the middle and create several scoring options WHY USE IT This press breaker works best against a zone full- or threequarter- court defense as the flashing player finds a gap in the floor’s middle. SET UP Maximize your best ball handlers by... MORE

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