Your point guard takes care of the ball reversal with the dribble as the shooter moves across the lane, then back again to end in the left corner for an open 3-pointer. MORE
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 left. It forces defenders low, then makes a wall in which they cannot penetrate as a shooter comes free on the perimeter.
Have your forwards set up along opposite lane lines below the elbows. A guard is on the right wing. Your shooter is on the left block as the point guard dribbles at the top of the set.
How to play
1 takes a few hard dribbles to the right and engages that side of the floor with his or her eyes. This means 1 exaggerates eye expressions to make the defenders think the ball is staying on this side of the floor. 5 and 4 elevate to the elbows. 1 bounces a pass across to 5 at the left elbow . 1 then follows the pass and appears to be circling around 5 for a handoff. 5 fakes the handoff to 1. 2 starts to move high from the baseline . 1 screens for 2. Defenders guarding 1, 2 and 5 are trapped below the freethrow line. 2 curls around the screen and receives a kickout from 5. 2 nails the shot as 4 crashes the boards .
1’s defender usually goes underneath the fake handoff, which leaves the left side of the perimeter open. 4 also dives toward the hoop if 4’s defender gets lazy, which creates a backdoor scoring opportunity on a pass from 5.
Want more like this? Subscribe to Basketball Coach Weekly now for drills and plays delivered direct to your inbox each week.