Out-Of-Bounds plays

‘America’s Play’

‘America’s Play’

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The side ball screen, dive, reverse to the top and pass to the rolling screener is popular today – see it run from a side out-of-bounds situation. Why use it Teams are running this set because it offers multiple options to score, gets everyone moving and confounds defenses. Set up Have three players in a... MORE

Leave the defense guessing

Leave the defense guessing

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From the Providence Friars men’s basketball team playbook When the defense expects the ball to go to one of your stars, use action to create decoys and create a high-percentage layup chance for a more-than-capable player. Why use it Trailing USC, 69-68, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with just three seconds remaining,... MORE

Portland Trail Blazers's inside circle sets up lob

Portland Trail Blazers’s inside circle sets up lob

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From Terry Stotts, head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers Portland’s Terry Stotts drew up this beauty of an inbound play leaving a defender running in a circle and a step behind as his responsibility is elevating and scoring at the rim. Why use it Unique baseline inbound plays always are an important part of... MORE

Boston Celtics' cross-court 3-pointer

Boston Celtics’ cross-court 3-pointer

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From Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics This is the perfect play to run when there only are a few seconds left on the clock – it creates spacing for a shooter without the ball being in play. Why use it Most teams don’t risk a turnover on a cross-court sideline pass to... 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

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