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Out-Of-Bounds plays

Double screen produces wing 3-pointer

Double screen produces wing 3-pointer

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From Jay Wright’s Villanova playbook Weak-side action slows the defense just enough to set up an oncoming double screen for your shooter who curls around the perimeter, comes free on the wing and hits the open jumper. Why use it It’s a great play when you want to create an open 3-pointer off a special... MORE

Houston Rockets: Fake action frees weak-side shooter

Houston Rockets: Fake action frees weak-side shooter

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From J.B. Bickerstaff, assistant coach at Memphis Grizzlies, previously interim head coach Houston Rockets This quick-hitting play runs two decoys off screens toward the ball to command defensive attention before the shooter steps high from the elbow for an open jumper. Why use it Trailing 118-114 to the Clippers with 16.4 seconds remaining in the... MORE

Parker Post-Up

Parker Post-Up

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When your best player is a forward, look to pound the post, especially on an inbound play where the big man starts at the top of the key. The Situation Duke just had tipped off at home against Vermont. After being awarded the ball under the basket, the Blue Devils looked to their top player,... MORE

Break stack for lob at the rim

Break stack for lob at the rim

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From the playbook of Jay Wright, Villanova University head coach A free-throw-line stack is the perfect call against young or inexperienced players who tend to lose focus during out-of-bounds plays as all you need is a split-second to score. Why use it Surprisingly trailing unranked Marquette at home last month, Villanova’s Jay Wright made a... MORE

Cyclones' out-of-bounds play

Cyclones’ Out-of-Bounds Play

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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. Why use it Trailing by seven with eight minutes remaining, Iowa State was on the verge of erasing a 20-point,... MORE

Baseline out-of-bounds play to sneak in an open shot

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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... MORE

Out-of-bounds play sets up second screen for open jumper

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This drills starts 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. Why use this out-of-bounds play? Running action toward the rim forces defenders to collapse, which leaves open spots for the offense when inbounding from the... MORE

Try 3 Simple, Sure-Fire Inbound Sets

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Drill the movements in practice, then unleash these easy-to-execute pressure breakers on an overly aggressive zone defense WHY USE IT Install multiple methods to beat zone presses to keep the defense guessing and build your offense’s confidence in subduing pressure. SET UP Go with a 4-across in two of the sets while the other features positioning two players in the frontcourt. HOW TO... MORE

Side Inbound Vs. Zone

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When facing a 1-3-1 in a side out-of-bounds situation, attack the short corner then send a cutter through the lane for a high-percentage shot WHY USE IT The weakness in a 1-3-1 zone is the short corner – the area below the three-across defenders but away from the lone low defender. Get the ball to this area and watch the court open.... MORE



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