Zip Past Defenses With ‘Road Runner’
Flood one side of the floor, then seal the other side to set up a dribble drive for an attacking layup or a kick-out pass for a 3-pointer against a 2-3 zone. MORE
A low screen and curl to the perimeter from the corner works so well, you should try it twice to keep the defense guessing and set up a 3-pointer or the screener rolling to the hoop.
A low screen with a pop to the wing is nothing new but defenses aren’t expecting to see the same two players execute the actions back-to-back. This play allows the defense to think it’s done its job but you’ve simply set them up for a second round of movements.
Your point guard is on the left side of the floor with the ball. 2 is in the ballside corner. 4 starts on the ball-side block. 5 is at the weak elbow and 3 is on the weak wing.
4 flashes high to the elbow.
5 clears to the right corner.
3 is ready to catch a potential pass.
1 enters the ball to 4 .
After the pass, 1 moves low to the ball side and screens for 2.
2 pops high and 4 passes to 2.
2 then returns the pass to 4 .
2 now moves low again and screens for 1.
1 now comes high and may be open for a 3-pointer or 4 looks for 2 heading toward the hoop .
The quick pass back to 4 from 2 after 2 receives one from 4 causes the defenders to look back to the elbow, which sets up 2’s low screen of 1’s defender.
If the defense switches, 2 cuts hard to the hoop and should be open for a layup opportunity.