An off-the-ball double screen stymies the defenders who can’t recover in time to challenge the open mid-range jumper. Why use is Move the inbounder to the opposite corner and shift the defense. A right-side double screen frees your shooter. Set up Stack three players on the lane line closest to sideline where the ball is... MORE
Baseline out-of-bounds play to sneak in an open shot
Place your bigger posts on the ball-side of the 4 across set so they can screen for the two shooters and create an open jumper.
Why use this out-of-bounds play?
As defenses jump to stop the initial shooter curling around a double screen, sneak the second shooter around a second double screen and create an open shot.
Setting up this play is easy
Tell your players to…
- Start in a typical 4-across formation with the posts occupying the two spots on the ball side and the shooters on the weak side of the set.
How to perform this out-of-bounds play
- 4 and 5 turn toward the shooters, step out and set a double screen as the inside shooter (3) curls around the screen .
- 2 fakes the pass to 3, who then clears to the opposite side.
- 4 and 5 take another step out and set a double screen for 1.
- 1 curls around the double screen and comes free on the right side .
- 4 and 5 roll to the hoop. 3 boxes out. 1 steps to the ball and receives the pass from 2, then shoots in rhythm .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this play
Get the technique right to perform this play effectively
- The first option is a pass to 1 for the jumper but 2 keeps an eye on 4 and 5 rolling to the hoop as one of them could be open as the defense attempts to recover
- 2 and 3 must sell the pass fake. Have 2 make a hard fake with 3 rushing toward the ball with hands in a ready position.