1-4 Quadruple Option

A ball screen and an off-the-ball double screen open up four legitimate scoring options when your squad needs a basket

WHY USE THIS OFFENSIVE BASKETBALL PLAY
A point guard who handles the ball well has the opportunity to drive to the hoop, shoot a jumper, pass to a cutter going toward the hoop or fire a cross-court pass for an open 3-point chance.

SET UP
Start in a standard 1-4 high set. Position the forwards at the elbows with the guards on the wings. The point guard dribbles right.

HOW TO PLAY
On the point guard’s dribble, the right wing clears toward the post area [1]. The point guard dribbles to the midcorner (between the freethrow line and baseline), then reverses direction and comes left while using a ball screen from the forward coming from the right elbow [2]. The screener rolls to the basket. The original right wing has cleared through the lane and is curling around the left side of the floor. The weak-side guard and forward move low to set a double screen. The point guard either dribbles for the score, passes to the rolling screener, passes to the curling guard for a 3-pointer or shoots a jump shot if the defense sags [3].

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The point guard keeps his or her head on swivel to find the best scoring option based on the defense’s reaction.

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