Create Mismatch, Instill Confidence
When a player is struggling offensively, create a mismatch in open space and allow him to drive at the hoop. MORE
Encourage hard cuts from players in both corners to create backdoor options on either side of the court
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL DRIBBLING PLAY
Defenses aren’t expecting an immediate backdoor cut. By utilizing a dribble entry at the player you want to cut, it forces the defense to make a quick decision.
Place your 2 and 3 players in opposite corners. Position a post on the weak-side block. Set your other forward on the weak-side wing.
HOW TO PLAY
Once the point guard dribbles toward the player in the corner, that player comes toward the ball then cuts hard to the hoop keeping the defender on his back and looks for the pass from the point (1).
Another option is for the point guard to dribble left toward the wing. This signals to the high post to curl around and replace the point guard on the opposite wing.
The post player relocates to the opposite post (2) and the player in the left corner takes a step or two toward the point guard, then makes a backdoor cut to the hoop (3).
The point guard must be assertive in dribbling directly at the player who is to cut to the hoop. The defender on the cutting player has to decide between stepping up and guarding the point guard or trying to stay with the backdoor cutter.