1-4 Low

As the 1-4 High continues to be a staple of playbooks, the 1-4 Low offers multiple scoring options for teams showing patience

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL DRIBBLING PLAY
There are four legitimate scoring opportunities from this single set starting with a dribble entry and replacement.

SET UP
Place the point guard at the top dribbling the ball shaded to the right side of the floor. Space the other guards in opposite corners. The posts are positioned on opposite blocks.

HOW TO PLAY
The point guard uses a dribble entry. The player in the corner loops off a screen by the ball-side post and replaces the point (1).

1

The ball-side post then steps out to set a ball screen for the point guard. The opposite post comes high to set a backscreen for the guard at the top (2).

2

As the point comes off the ball screen, the initial look is to the guard on a backdoor cut to the weakside block. If that opportunity isn’t available, then the weakside corner moves down and screens for the guard, who pops to the wing. The ball screener rolls to the hoop (3).

3

TECHNIQUE
The point guard doesn’t need to force the initial backdoor pass. If it’s there, then throw it but with so many secondary options, make it clear not to throw an ill-advised pass.