The corner seems like an odd place from which to use a 2-man game but this play exploits the space on the floor for several scoring options. WHY USE IT Shift the areas from which you attack on the floor to keep defenses honest. This play is run from the corner, which makes it difficult... MORE
Fake Handoffs, Double Screen & Score
Tennessee used a pair of high-percentage scoring plays to claw back into its Sweet 16 game vs. Michigan – the first uses a fake double handoff and results in a layup.
WHY USE IT
A fake handoff isn’t easily detected as the ball could be in either the original player’s or potentially receiving player’s hands – use this deception to create spacing.
Trailing by double digits in the first half against Michigan, Tennessee decided to attack the rim with high-percentage plays to cut into the deficit. This play starts with two players at the right-side high post and the scorer in the left corner.
HOW TO PLAY
The point guard dribbles left and passes to the lower of the two high-post players coming to the ball side . After passing, the point follows the ball and the ball handler executes a fake handoff with him. The right high post then curls around for a fake handoff as well. Both players then form a double screen and the left-corner player curls high . The curling player then receives a handoff pass, rubs off the shoulder of the passer and dribbles hard to the rim as the defense trails .
The player who receives the initial pass has to sell each of the fake handoffs as real. It’s similar to option movements of a football quarterback and running back.