WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL OFFENSE PLAY
1-4 sets look balanced so when the focus moves to one side of the court due to passes and player movements, it leaves the opposite side wide open for attack.
Place your forwards/centers at the elbows and your guards/small forwards on the wings in this 1-4 high set. The point guard is positioned at the top dribbling the ball.
HOW TO PLAY
From a traditional 1-4 high set (1), the point guard passes to a forward popping out from the high post on right side.
The point guard then moves to the ball-side corner as the other forward relocates from weak-side high post to the ball-side short corner (2). The left wing takes a few slow steps toward the middle of the court with most of the defense paying attention to the four player on the right side of the floor.
The left wing then cuts hard from the elbow toward the hoop. The point guard fires a pass before the defender recovers (3).
The weak-side wing must sell that he’s out of the play. His slow steps toward the middle indicate he’s not involved in the action … until he cuts hard to the hoop and becomes the focal point.