The Maryland Terrapins run this set to create an opportunity near the rim, because once the corner defender cheats high, the backside is wide open for a layup.
Why use it
Two minute and 10 seconds after running the set on page 4, Maryland came back with a Horns look and started running through the same actions (albeit it on the right side instead of the left). Once a corner defender cheated high, the Terps took the play to the backside for an easy layup.
Start in a typical Horns set with your posts at spots just higher than opposite elbows and guards in opposite corners with the point guard dribbling at the top.
How to play
1 throws an entry pass to 4, who is near the right elbow this time and steps out to meet the pass near the 3-point line. 1 runs off 4’s shoulder again as if a handoff is coming . Just as in the previous play, 1 continues low, then runs through the lane to the weak side of the floor. 4 takes a dribble toward the corner as 3 takes a step high out of the corner . 3’s defender has turned to face the baseline and is a step higher than 3 as the defender tries to deny the potential handoff between 4 and 3. So, 3 plants, then makes a hard backdoor cut. 4 fires a bounce back to 3 in stride for a layup .
The key is once 3 notices the defender cheating high, 3 understands to make a backdoor cut rather than trying to force a perimeter handoff.
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