Leave the baseline clear to start and utilize a perfectly timed high off-the-ball screen to create a 3-point basketball scoring opportunity … or a dive to the hoop
WHY USE THIS 3-POINT BASKETBALL PLAY
The best basketball plays to add to a playbook include multiple options, especially those with a long-range and in-close scoring opportunity.
Leave the baseline clear by positioning the two posts midway between the block and the elbow. The wings are located outside the 3-point line with the point guard dribbling at the top of the set.
HOW TO PLAY
The point guard dribbles right, which indicates to the right wing to curl around the right post. The left wing clears to the backside. The right wing curls to the top and receives a pass while the posts elevate to the elbows . The next pass goes from the top back to the right side. The weakside post moves higher and sets a backscreen for the passer. The passer flares to the left wing . One option is to pass to the player now open on the left wing for a 3-pointer or fire a pass to the screener who is diving toward the hoop .
Make sure the posts wait to elevate to the elbows after the right wing clears to the top in diagram 1. The screener dives to the basket if his or her defender overplays the pass from the right to left wing.