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... MORE
Try BYU’s Buzzer-Beating Play
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 forces the defenders to make a decision on whether to switch or stay on two different screens, which creates a potential open 3-pointer for your team.
The BYU men actually missed this shot in an early-season game against Harvard but the actions worked perfectly.
Your point guard is dribbling into the front court with 2 and 3 on opposite wings. 4 and 5 are stacked near the left block.
How to play
1 dribbles left as 4 comes high to set a ball screen.
1 uses dribble penetration to force defensive attention below the 3-point line .
After setting the ball screen, 4 runs to the weak side and screens for 2. 2 curls around the screen and toward the top of the set.
1 kicks out a pass to 2.
5 relocates to the opposite block .
2 catches and shoots as 1 and 4 crash the glass with 5 already in a strong rebounding position .
Be sure 4 picks the best spot to set the weak-side screen for 2. You want 4 to be high enough to force 2’s defender to go under the screen but not too high where 2 is so far from the basket that the potential shot is out of his or her range.