The actions aren’t that complicated but produce 3 legitimate scoring options — one of which is a corner 3-pointer while the other two are high-percentage shots near the rim. MORE
Ball Screen, Drive and Kick
Take another 3-point set out of Coach K’s playbook utilizing a high ball screen, dribble penetration and relocating to a shooting window.
Why use this out-of-bounds play
- Duke’s offense sets up so many open 3-pointers because Blue Devil playersare patient and know if they execute the proper movements, they will be in position to shoot.
- This play starts from a Horns set with 2 and 3 in the corners and the two big men, 4 and 5, at the elbows. 1 is dribbling at the top. The play can go to either side.
How to play like Kyrie
- 5 pops high and receives a pass from 1.
- 2 comes out of the ball-side corner and curls around 5.
- 5 dribbles at 2 and tosses a pass back to 2 outside the 3-point line .
- After passing, 5 then sets a ball screen for 2.
- 2 uses it to attack the free-throw area. 5 rolls toward the hoop.
- 4, who has moved low on the weak side, now is posting up.
- 1 moves into an open shooting window and receives a pass from 2 .
- 1 shoots in rhythm as 4 and 5 crash the boards .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this out-of-bounds play
How to perfect the technique for this out-of-bounds play
- So much attention is focused on 2 dribbling, 5 rolling and 4 posting up, which creates the open space for 1 on the perimeter.
- An extra pass to 3 also yields an open shot if necessary.