Sideline Inbound For Top 3-Pointer

An inbound play doesn’t have to be a quick hitter to net a basket – this set uses multiple off-the-ball screens eventually to free a shooter at the top of the key

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL INBOUND PLAY
Sideline-inbound situations create the perfect opportunity to run a defense off several off-the-ball screens.

SET UP
Position a post player on the weak block. Your best shooter is running the baseline toward the ball-side. Place a quality passer positioned at the free-throw line.

HOW TO PLAY
The inbound pass comes to the forward emerging from the weak-side post off an off-the-ball screen from the quality passer at the free-throw line. The shooter locates to the left corner. After throwing the inbound pass, this player enters the court and moves toward an off-theball screen [1]. The inbounder uses the screen to move into the lane as the quality passer pops to the right wing and receives a pass from the forward at the top. [2]. The shooter now curls hard around the perimeter and receives a high off-the-ball screen from the forward. The other two players clear low. The shooter catches a pass in stride and shoots [3].

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TECHNIQUE
If the defenders think they have the right side of the floor covered, it allows for the shooter to come hard from the left without someone available to close out on him.

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