EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE

Side Corner Inbound

Luke Hancock’s fourth consecutive 3-pointer comes from a side out-of-bounds play that every coach should use

WHY USE THIS PLAY

Even when in a difficult area in which to inbound the basketball, create movements to free your best shooter for an open look at the basket.

SET UP

Inbounding from the corner is not easy as angles are limited. Have a skilled passer take the ball out of bounds. Position the best shooter on the weakside wing.

HOW TO PLAY

The ball-side wing pops to catch the inbound pass while the player at the weak-side elbow downscreens for the shooter [1].

After inbounding, the passer sprints along the baseline and receives a screen from the post. After setting the weak-side downscreen, the screener rolls toward the basket. A pass is made from the right wing to the shooter.

Following the pass, the right wing sets a ball screen for the shooter [2]. When defenses try to show the screen and recover it sometimes leads to the shooter having an open window to shoot [3].

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TECHNIQUE

The two players who set screens crash the boards in case of a miss while the other two players end in opposite corners. If the shooter is righthanded, then dribbling off a ball screen to the right places him in rhythm to shoot

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