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.

WHY USE IT

Running action toward the rim forces defenders to collapse, which leaves open spots for the offense when inbounding from the baseline.

SET UP

Start in a box formation with 1 as one of your better shooters and positioned on the weak-side block.

HOW TO PLAY

1 moves up the lane at a diagonal angle to screen for 4. 4 cuts hard toward the hoop and potentially is open for a lob pass at the rim. Even if 4 isn’t open, this action forces the defense to cover the movements toward the rim. 3 spaces to the weak wing. 5 moves up the lane [1]. 5 then screens across for 1 (screen- the-screener action) as 1 curls to the ball-side short corner. 4 clears out of the lane [2]. 2 passes to 1, who catches and shoots if open. 5 and 4 are in rebounding position as 3 moves to the strong side and into a shooting window as a second option [3].


TECHNIQUE

If 4 doesn’t receive the lob, be sure this player gets out of the lane before a 3-second violation is called. If the defenders cheat over the top, 5 can slip to the hoop. Have 3 curl around the 3-point line as another option or simply to have him/her back as a transition defender.

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