3 Point Plays

'Voodoo' Conjures Up 3 Options

‘Voodoo’ Conjures Up 3 Options

The actions aren’t that complicated but produce 3 legitimate scoring options — one of which is a corner 3-pointer while the other two are high-percentage shots near the rim. Why use it This essentially is a two-man play as 3 and 5 hang near the perimeter to pull their defenders away from the action. This […]

Handoff sets up backside 3-pointer

Handoff sets up backside 3-pointer

From Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs playbook All indications are this play is moving to the left after a handoff, dribble penetration and perimeter shooters on that side…but it simply sets up the forgotten point guard on the right. Why use it The Spurs run this play quite a bit as it creates enough movement […]

High-post entry has backdoor option

High-post entry has backdoor option

From Pat Fitterer, Washington State Basketball Coaches Hall of Famer. A pass to the high post on the right leads to a possible backdoor layup on the catch or let the actions develop and create an open 3-point shot on the left wing. Why use it This play offers a quick backdoor option and if […]

Fake handoff, kickout for 3

Fake handoff, kickout for 3

From Roger DeBoer, a state-champion coach at Lynden Christian High Washington. Engage the defense with a dribble entry, then attack the opposite side by executing a fake handoff and running the shooter off a screen to come free for a 3-pointer. Why use it This play shifts the defense to the right before attacking the […]

Golden State's "Elevator" creates top 3

Golden State’s “Elevator” play creates top 3

From the Golden State Warriors playbook The ball handler initiates action with a pass, moves to the corner, comes off a screen into the lane and sprints up the middle toward the top off a pair of screens for an open shot. Why use it The constant action, passing and screening in this play makes […]