Shift The Defense, Score Opposite

Use the dribble to shift a zone right, then attack the middle to create a left-corner 3-pointer or a curling alley-oop layup

WHY USE IT
It is effective against almost any zone due to the baseline screening.

SET UP
This play works best when the player starting on the right block is capable of screening and pinning the defender, as well as scoring against physical contact. Place your best shooter on the left wing.

HOW TO PLAY
The point passes to the right wing as the trailer flashes to the ball-side elbow. Reverse the ball through the point to the left wing as the original trailer now dives to the left low block. The right-block player flashes to the new ball-side elbow [1]. The ball handler now dribbles to the top as the point relocates to the right wing. The right wing moves to the corner. The left elbow relocates low while the left-block player shifts to the short corner [2]. The pass is made to the right side. On the catch, the point penetrates into the middle while the passer sprints to the left corner. The left block pins the baseline defender, then spins and leaps in anticipation of an alley-oop pass.

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TECHNIQUE
This play is effective because at one point four offensive players are along the baseline, making it difficultfor the defense to match up.