Box 4

Use this basketball drill to get the ball to your best post player on the block – whether directly from the wing or via a high-low pass after multiple screens

WHY USE THIS OFFENSIVE BASKETBALL PLAY
This is a simple, yet effective set designed to free a player in the low-post area. Go with this play when you want to attack a certain defender or must have a close-in look.

SET UP
This is a reverse box in that the smaller guards are positioned on the blocks while your big players are located high on the elbows.

HOW TO PLAY
The point guard dribbles to one side of the floor (in this case, the right), which signals to the guard on the right block to take a step or two high, then cut hard to the perimeter. The post at the elbow curls behind the point guard on the dribble. The point guard passes to the ball-side guard (1). On the pass, the opposite high post moves low to set a screen for the player on the block.

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That player curls off the screen and comes toward the top. The point guard curls into the lane, screens for the screener and turns toward the ball (2).

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The ball handler either passes to the point, who then sends a high-low pass to the block. Or, if open, the wing passes directly to the block (3).

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TECHNIQUE
Have the initial opposite high post come hard toward the ball off the screen with hands high to give a big target.

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