From BYU’s playbook The Cougars ran this play in an overtime loss to Harvard early last season — try it in your program when you are desperate for a 3-pointer in the waning seconds. Why use it Every team needs its go-to plays when a game is on the line. This one... MORE
Create A Last-Second Layup
From Basketball Coach Weekly
When you just need 2 points in the closing seconds to tie the game, you want actions to get the highest-percentage shot at the hoop when inbounding from the baseline.
Why use it
Now trailing Croatia by two with 1.8 seconds remaining, Spain ran the following
actions for a perfect layup opportunity at the buzzer.
The shot was blocked but the movements worked beautifully and have a place in your playbook.
3 has the ball on the baseline. 2 is standing near the hoop. 5 is on the ball-side elbow. 1 is positioned just to 5’s left. 4 is shifted slightly to the left of the top.
How to play
1 and 5 step toward 4 to set a double screen.
4 curls hard around the screen and comes toward the ball-side corner.
If 4 is a decent shooter, this causes the defensive attention to shift in this direction .
After setting the screen, 5 now curls into the lane and runs toward the hoop off a screen from 2 .
3 passes to 5. 5 shoots the quick layup before time expires (and hopefully before the defense shifts back to block it) .
The defense typically fronts 2 in the lane to start. This means when 2 comes high to screen for 5, 2’s defender is on the wrong side of the lane to provide help back on a cutting 5.
If 2 sets a strong screen on 5’s defender, then 5 has a clear path to the hoop.