EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE

Double Low Screen Frees Shooter

From University of Miami

 

After receiving the initial pass, the shooter relocates to the opposite block, only to come to the perimeter off a pair of screens for an open 3-point shot.

 

Why use it

 

Starting with five players above the free-throw line leaves a lot of room to operate closer to the basket once your actions get going. This sets up the double screen and creates a wide-open 3-pointer.

 

Set up

 

All five players are above the free-throw line with your point guard with the ball on the right side. 4 is on the left side opposite 1. 2 and 3 are on opposite wings, lower than 4 and 1. 5 is stationed in the middle of the floor.

Double Low Screen Frees Shooter

How to play

 

1 passes across to 4, then runs off a screen set by 5.

 

1 moves to the left-block area.

4 then swings the ball to 2 and runs off a screen from 5 to relocate near the right block [1].

 

After setting the two screens, 5 pops high and receives a pass from 2.

3 steps low and gives the look as if he or she is going to screen for 4. 2 and 1 move low as they are going to screen for 4 [2].

 

1 and 2 set the double low screen.

 

4 runs off both screens and comes free on the left wing.

5 passes to 4. 4 shoots as there are no defenders in the area to close out [3].

 

Technique

 

After moving to the right block, have 4 stand there and appear not part of the upcoming actions. This shifts the defensive focus elsewhere and makes the double screen even more effective.

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