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 “Sonic” has 2 options
From Bill Liley, the head boys coach at Newton High, Iowa.
Starting from a 1-4 High, create action on the left side, then attack the right off a ball screen and either hit the roller in the lane or the shooter flaring to the corner.
Why use it
1-4 High plays are tricky to defend in that so much focus is on the perimeter, you are left with high-percentage scoring opportunities near the rim and in the corners if you properly attack the defense.
Place your guards on the outside of the 1-4 High and your forwards at the elbows. The point guard is dribbling on the left side of the set.
How to play
1 starts the action with an entry pass to 4 at the left elbow. 2 pulls his or her defender low, then pops back toward the perimeter as 1 shifts a bit lower after making the pass . 1 screens 2’s defender and 2 moves toward the baseline. 4 pivots to the right and dribbles in that direction and uses a ball screen from 5. 5 begins to roll to the hoop. 3 relocates to the corner . 4 attacks the right side and either has 5 rolling to the hoop in the empty lane or passes to 3 in the corner as the defenders collapse 4’s dribble .
With the ball entering on the left, and 1 and 2 moving on that side of the floor, defensive attention is pulled in that direction. Instruct 5 to seal the defender he screens, then he has an open roll through the lane for a possible layup. 3 must space to the corner to force his or her defender into a decision as 4 comes free on the right.
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