When a player is struggling offensively, create a mismatch in open space and allow him to drive at the hoop. MORE
Point Guard Starts Action, Finishes With Jumper
Have your point guard pass and cut to the same side, then flash to the opposite short corner as the perimeter players reverse the ball creating an open jump-shot opportunity.
WHY USE IT
When the point guard moves low into a set, zone defenses tend to forget about him or her – that hesitation creates space, which becomes compounded when running that player off a low off-ball screen.
Set up in a 1-3-1 with a post located on the opposite side from where you want to initiate the action.
HOW TO PLAY
The point passes to the left wing and cuts down the left lane line. The middle player pops high [A]. The left wing gives a pass fake to the point as he cuts, then quickly reverses the ball to the top. The ball continues its reversal on a pass to the right wing. The point cuts through the lane and uses a late, low screen on the outside defender to come free [B]. The pass is made to the point who has an open jumper at the right short corner [C].
If the low defender slips the screen, pops out and guards the point on the catch, the pass then is made into the low post. The post has the outside defender on his or her back, so is in perfect position to execute a on-the-block move for a scoring opportunity.