This popular play requires several movements, screens, handoffs and passes to set up a passer outside the arc throwing a leading pass to a player cutting to the hoop. Why use it The constant movement in this play forces the defense to cover a lot of areas and eventually breaks down after multiple screens and... MORE
Arizona Screen-and-Roll Play
The defense thinks this is a screen-and-roll from the right side but a couple extra layers allows your players to attack from the left and score.
Why use this screen-and-roll play
- Initial screen-and-roll action forces the defense to make a decision and once the ball moves left, your offense has an advantage.
- Same set up as previous play with the ball on the left.
- Watch the bigs in this set. They both set ball screens and do so by coming diagonally from the block.
How to play
- 1 passes across the set to 3.
- 4 sets a downscreen for 2, who comes free on the right wing.
- 3 passes to 2. 5 starts moving high .
- 5 comes higher and sets a ball screen for 2.
- 5 rolls to the hoop as 2 attacks with the dribble. 3 shifts to the weak wing.
- 2 passes across to 3 .
- 1, who had moved to the corner, comes high and receives a pass from 3. 3 clears through the lane.
- 4 moves high and sets a ball screen for 1.
- 1 attacks the middle.
- 4 rolls.
- 1 passes to 4 for the easy score .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this screen-and-roll play
How to perfect the technique for this play
- 4 sets a ball screen for 1 in the play’s final stages to open the passing lane for 1 to find 5.