Long passes are a necessity when your offense is spaced wide, ensure these passes are crisp and sharp, and don’t result in turnovers. 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.