Backside Screen Wall 3-Pointer

The ball handler dribbles left, passes to the post, flares right and sets up behind two screens for an open 3-pointer attempt

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL 3-POINTER PLAY
Even if the defense gets an idea the play is moving across the court, the doublescreen wall makes it nearly impossible to defend the open 3-point shooter.

SET UP
The ball starts on the right, which initially is the strong side with your shooter positioned on the left and set to receive the initial pass.

HOW TO PLAY
A wing-to-wing pass is made and the player located deeper on the right perimeter curls around a left-block screen to end near the left elbow [1]. The shooter dribbles left and passes to the forward who receives the pass a step away from the block and is doubleteamed. The curling player relocates to the top [2]. After passing, the shooter flares to the right wing. The two right-side players downscreen toward the lane and pick off any scrambling defenders as a pass is made from the left post to the right wing. The screens act as a wall and the shooter has an open 3-point look [3].

3-pointer play

TECHNIQUE
The play works best when you know the opponent typically double-teams the post. The big step away from the block pulls two defenders further from where the ball eventually is going.

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