The pressure is on as players must make accurate passes, secure their catches, sprint to the next spot and eventually score at the rim without the ball touching the ground. MORE
Create Space With Baseline Run
A fake pass followed by running the baseline opens space for a long baseball pass leading into a quick look at a guard coming off a screen.
The shooter stands calmly with hands on hips giving the impression he’s not involved. The screener starts on the opposite side of the shooter and closer to mid-court. Place two offensive players deep so there aren’t any more defenders near mid-court who could knock down the baseball pass.
HOW TO PLAY
The inbounder fakes a pass to get his defender in the air, then sprints to the other side of the basket (provided this is off a made bucket). The screener moves into position and the initial pass catcher pops toward mid-court . The baseball pass is made on the popout, the screen is set for the shooter, who sprints into the front court . The receiver fires a quick pass to the shooter who is on the move. He catches the pass and shoots quickly to beat the buzzer .
The screener and shooter wait patiently for the inbounder’s fake pass and baseline run so as not to give away their movements.