Double-Option, Double-Screen Nets 3

Move two weak-side players low to set a double screen for a potential shooter, then use them again to do the same thing for a second shooter

WHY USE IT
This play creates an initial and a secondary 3-point shot opportunity. It works well because if the defense stops the initial action, it isn’t expecting another shooter coming to the same corner.

SET UP
Four players are located outside the 3-point line with one player (who needs solid ball-handling and passing skills) at the ball-side elbow.

HOW TO PLAY
The guard passes across the court and cuts off the elbow player’s screen. The screener steps out and receives a pass. The original ball handler moves to the ball-side corner [1]. The player with the ball dribbles left as the two weak-side players move low and set a double screen for the first potential shooter. The second shooter starts making his way into position [2]. The first look is to the shooter in the corner. If he’s not open, then he moves to the left wing as the second shooter runs off a double screen into the corner [3].

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TECHNIQUE
The weak-side players must work in tandem to pick off the trailing defenders and create enough separation for an open shot for either shooter.