Too many teams want to set up a 3-point play late in the game when trailing by 3 points when a quick 2-pointer allows you a better chance to score and extend the game. MORE
Indiana’s Top-Of-Key 3-Pointer
After executing a handoff on the perimeter and reversing the ball, your shooter relocates to the block, receives a downscreen and comes free
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL 3-POINTER PLAY
When the situation calls for a 3-pointer, this play creates space for your shooter. When Indiana played Illinois earlier this year, the Illini had just
knocked down a 3-pointer to take a lead and Indiana answered with this play.
The ball is on the right slot with your shooter on the right wing. Have your best screener positioned at the right elbow.
HOW TO PLAY
The ball handler and shooter execute a handoff on the perimeter with the shooter gaining control of the ball. The player positioned on the weak-side block comes high off a high screen . The shooter dribbles left and fires a pass to the player coming off the high screen. The shooter now relocates to the right block using a screen from the player at the right elbow. The high screener pops to the left wing and receives a pass . The shooter runs off another screen from the right-elbow player. This time, he comes high, catches a pass from the left wing and shoots a 3-pointer in rhythm .
The shooter doesn’t leave the block too quickly, otherwise he allows the defense to read his movement toward the perimeter and potentially overplay the pass at the top.