1-4 sets are popular today – this play utilizes a key deep double screen to create a layup opportunity as the defense attempts to recover
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL LAYUP DRILL
Effective plays always yield at least a couple of options so the team isn’t left hanging if the main goal is stymied by the defense.
The ball starts on the wing with one of the posts positioned high at the top of the set. The center gets to the ball-side block. Your 2 and 3 players are located in opposite corners. This play can be run on either side of the floor.
HOW TO PLAY
The point guard passes to a wing, then cuts to the opposite block (1). On the catch, the wing with the ball looks to the top and passes to the forward in the high position.
The forward then reverses the ball to the opposite side to the wing (2).
The forward follows the pass to the left wing and sets a ball screen. The wing dribbles around the screen and attacks the middle of the floor. The center elevates to clear room closer to the basket. The point guard sets a backpick for the ball screener (3).
Clearing space is important so the forward has room to receive a lob pass without defenders clogging the lane. The dribbler must attack the middle with a hard dribble to pin the defense on its heels.