Your point guard takes care of the ball reversal with the dribble as the shooter moves across the lane, then back again to end in the left corner for an open 3-pointer. MORE
1-4 High leads to lob
From Wes Kosel, assistant coach at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
This quick hitter relies upon right-side action to draw defensive attention, then uses the left-side advantage by sending a forward to the rim for a catch and score on a lob pass.
Why use it
Starting in a 1-4 High against a man defense pulls all defenders away from the rim. Use this extra space to your advantage by creating a distraction on the perimeter, then attacking the hoop before the defense recovers.
From a 1-4 High with your guards outside the 3-point line and the forwards at the elbows, your point guard is dribbling at the top of the set.
How to play
1 dribbles right to start the action, which signals to 2 to pull his or her defender low and inside the 3-point line . This movement by 2 sets up the defender to be screened. 5 shifts over and picks off 2’s defender with 1 dribbling on the right side. This draws a good deal of defensive attention to the right and even causes 4’s defender to cheat toward the middle. 4 spins and makes a quit cut to the basket as 1 tosses a lob pass toward the rim . 4 catches the ball and scores before any defenders recover .
2 comes off the screen and sells that he or she is getting the ball. 5 rolls to the hoop to complete the decoy action and if the defense sniffs out the backside lob, 5 may be open on the roll.
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