The initial movement starts right then utilizes ball reversal and a well-timed downscreen to free the shooter coming high at the top. MORE
Screener Curls High, Has Open 3
The movements of this set shift the defense enough to bring your shooter to the top for a 3-point attempt after setting a screen along the baseline.
WHY USE IT
The actions only take a few seconds to execute and this play easily can be run when there is precious little time left on the clock. Plus, it buries your shooter deep along the baseline and seemingly out of the play before surprising the defense with a high curl.
Your point guard (1) is inbounding from the side. Place your shooter (2) on the ball side between mid-court and the 3-point line. Place two players at opposite elbows (3 and 5) with the final player in the far corner (4).
HOW TO PLAY
5 steps high to screen for 2 and 2 dives low. 1 throws the inbound pass to 5 stepping outside the 3-point line . After throwing the pass, 1 cuts low and runs off a screen set by 2. 1 is running through the lane along the baseline. 5 passes to 3 at the opposite elbow . After the pass, 5 now cuts low and screens for 2, who is curling toward the top. 1 continues running through the lane and to the opposite elbow. 3 passes to 2 for the open shot .
This is a play the Toronto Raptors have run this season and the effectiveness comes from 5’s ability to seal the defenders low as 2 races high before defensive recovery can be made. If the defense cheats toward the top, you may have 1 on the new ball side of the floor for a shot.