Execute Double Screen For Top-Of-Key 3

In this final play of the series, your wing moves low, then splits a double screen set by two elbow players for a top-of-the-key 3-pointer vs. man defense

WHY USE IT
When your shooters are better skilled coming off screens rather than creating off the dribble, use this play to gain separation and an open look at the top of the set.

SET UP
Start in a 1-4 High set. This play is run again a man defense.

HOW TO PLAY
The point dribbles at the right-wing player, who is your shooter. The right wing relocates to the near block giving the look he/she is going to continue low through the lane [1]. The two elbow players pinch into the lane (close the gate) leaving just enough room for the shooter to squeeze through en route to the set’s top.

The point guard stops the dribble, pivots left and fires a pass back toward the top [2]. The shooter catches and fires a shot in rhythm before a defender has a chance to recover [3].

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TECHNIQUE
The screeners wait for the shooter to make the high move through the lane. If they pinch in too early, it allows the defense to read the movements, slip the screens and flood the perimeter, which eliminates the open 3-point shot.