Screen & Kick-Out 3-Pointer

Push the perimeter action right before passing back to the flaring screener on the left wing for an open 3-pointer.

WHY USE THIS 3-POINTER BASKETBALL PLAY
The defense believes the play is developing on the right side of the court as you shift a player to that side’s corner, elbow and wing. By having the weak-side elbow flare to the perimeter, you have plenty of open space for a 3-point look.

SET UP
The shooter (who sets two screens first) is positioned on the left block. Place two players low on the right side and another at the left elbow.

HOW TO PLAY
Move the right-corner player to the left with a pair of low screens. The elbow player moves low through the lane [1]. The right post comes to the elbow and receives the point guard’s pass. The point guard clears to the wing. The player now in the right corner circles high and receives a hand-off pass from the elbow. The shooter picks off the circling player’s defender [2]. After setting the weak-side screen, the shooter flares beyond the 3-point arc. The ball handler passes to the left for the open 3-pointer [3].

3-pointer play

TECHNIQUE
The shooter comes free as typically his defender sags into the lane with four players on the right side. A quick pass across the top provides just enough time for a catch-and-shoot opportunity.

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