The corner seems like an odd place from which to use a 2-man game but this play exploits the space on the floor for several scoring options. WHY USE IT Shift the areas from which you attack on the floor to keep defenses honest. This play is run from the corner, which makes it difficult... MORE
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL ALLEY-OOP PLAY
Defenses tend to lean into passing lanes more now and look for deflections while disrupting perimeter offenses. Using a well-timed backdoor screen and cut beats this kind of defense.
Four players are located outside the 3-point arc. The player in the right corner is the one who is going to score on a backdoor lob pass.
HOW TO PLAY
The person you want to score moves from the right corner to the wing and receives a pass from the point guard. The post relocates to the strong side while the other player at the top moves to the left elbow . The scorer dribbles left and fires a pass across the top to a player coming off a screen. The scorer then cuts hard toward the hoop coming off a backscreen from the post player. The point guard begins to relocate to the right corner . On the catch the new ball handler looks toward the rim and tosses a high pass over the defense to the scorer for an easy layup chance .
While this play resulted in a game-changing dunk when Illinois ran it against Indiana last month, all you need is a player who runs hard toward the hoop off a backscreen.