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Paint Touch Produces 4 Ways To Score
There are so many screens, shifts and attacks in this single set that defenders simply cannot cover all the ground necessary to eliminate the four potential scoring options.
WHY USE IT
All great sets evolve into multiple scoring opportunities so if the defense cheats one way, you still can score without having to regroup or having your players get flustered.
2 and 3 are on opposite wings. 4 is near the left block. 5 is at the right elbow. 1 is dribbling at the top.
HOW TO PLAY
1 dribbles toward the right wing, which signals for 2 to clear through from the right wing to the opposite side. As 1 gets closer to the wing, 5 pops high to set a ball screen so 1 can dribble and come free back toward the top. 3 and 4 set staggered screens on the weak side for 2 as 2 curls around that way . After setting the screen for 1, 5 dives and sets a low screen for 4. 4 curls to the right wing. 1 passes to 4 . On the catch, 4 looks to attack the middle as 5 sets a ball screen. On the paint touch, 4 has four options: attack and score; drop a pass to 5 on the roll; pass to 3 flashing into the lane from the short corner; or kick out a pass to 2 curling toward the top .
After making the pass to 4 on the right wing, 1 clears to the opposite wing to stay out of the action and pull a defender out of the middle of the floor.