Screen-The-Screener Sets Up Jumper
Start your shooter on the weak-side block, then have the shooter screen high setting up a potential lob before coming off a second screen for an open jumper. MORE
The Iowa State Cyclones were climbing a second-half uphill battle against in-state rival Iowa earlier this month and used this out-of-bounds play to pass the ball back to the inbounder and keep the momentum going.
Trailing by seven with eight minutes remaining, Iowa State was on the verge of erasing a 20-point, second-half deficit to Iowa. This inbound play shredded Iowa’s 2-3 zone defense and is a must-add to all playbooks.
The point guard takes the ball out of bounds with a box set featuring the post players on opposite blocks and the guards at the elbows.
5 turns into the lane and sets a screen on the ball-side low defender. 4 runs the baseline and uses 5’s screen to come free on the ball side. 3 drops low and replaces 4, which requires defensive attention of the weak-side low defender . 4 continues moving and locates into the corner. 5 now turns high and sets another screen to allow 2 to come free into the ball-side short corner. 5 then curls to the perimeter and receives an inbound pass from 1 . 4 shifts a bit higher as 2 replaces 4 in the corner. 1 steps into the open space. 5 passes to 1. 1 shoots and scores .
With 5 popping to the perimeter, the zone breaks up a bit and three defenders rush the perimeter with 4 and 2 already out there. This allows 1 to step into an open space with no defenders nearby. Once 5 knows the third defender is coming to the perimeter, then he or she understands a pass to 1 must be made.