High Post Backdoor Pass

Once the defense expects the talented high post to shoot, run a wing backdoor and create an easy scoring opportunity near the rim

WHY USE IT
A backdoor cut against a defense overplaying the perimeter is a sure-fire way to score a layup.

SET UP
After running its offense through Stefanie Dolson in the high post early in the national championship, UConn went to her again leading 12-8. This time, however, Dolson fired a crisp backdoor pass to a cutting teammate resulting in a layup.

HOW TO PLAY
The talented post player begins at the left elbow and moves low. The player in the lane pops high as the left wing cuts to the right block moving the defense in different directions [1]. The talented post now comes just above the right elbow and receives a pass. To create space, the player occupying the right block pops to the corner. After making the pass, the passer moves left and shows she’s going to screen for the left wing. The left wing takes a hard step toward the screen, then cuts backdoor [2]. The high post fires the pass to the cutter for the layup [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Show the defense the high-post a few times, then send someone backdoor as defenders crowd the perimeter.