Ball Screen and Flare

When your team needs a big-time, end-of-game basket, run high screening action on the perimeter to free your best shooter for a left-wing 3-pointer

WHY USE THIS 3-POINTER PLAY
At the end of games, it’s too easy for the defense to suffocate a dribbling shooter – use perimeter screens to create open shooting lanes.

SET UP
The player you want to shoot the ball takes it out of bounds. Two players are positioned close to the short corner on the ball side of the floor. Most of the action is coming from the two players at the top of the set.

HOW TO PLAY
The player farthest from the action uses a high screen to come free while sprinting toward the ball. Once the inbound pass is made, the inbounder takes a few steps toward the basket, then pops back to the top of the set. The ball handler starts to dribble left [1], then reverses and dribbles right to receive a ball screen from the inbounder.

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After setting the screen, the shooter flares toward the left wing off a high screen [2]. The ball handler picks up the ball and fires a pass to the shooter on the left wing for the open 3-pointer [3].

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Keep action moving on the right side of the floor so those defenders are occupied. Once again, instruct your players to crash the boards in case there is a missed shot and a put-back opportunity.

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