From the Duke Blue Devils playbook The Blue Devils ran some beautiful sets finishing with high-percentage shots to shake off the feisty UNC-Wilmington Seahawks in the first round – including this transition play. Why use it Duke led UNC-Wilmington 59-49 with 13:23 remaining in the teams’ first-round NCAA Tournament game. After grabbing a defensive rebound,... MORE
Attack With Numbers In Transition
This drills runs from 2-on-3 to 3-on-2 to 2-on-1, which pushes defenders to sprint and pick up the ball in transition, and encourages the offense to attack.
WHY USE IT
Transition drills work conditioning and skill development into the same package. This drill does just that and rewards players who hustle the most.
Start in a 2-on-3 half-court situation. You are at the top of the key with a ball and will make the entry pass. While the drill starts in the half- court, it includes full-court elements.
HOW TO PLAY
The offensive players (white jerseys) both pop to the wing and look for your entry pass. The extra defender (the one in the middle), runs and double-teams the new ball handler. It’s now 1’s job to get open. The teams play 2-on-3 . After a made basket or turnover, the three defenders (blue jerseys) now are on offense and transition against the white-jersey players . The blue-jersey player who shoots (in this case, 3) now hustles back to the other end as the two white-jersey players attack in a 2-on-1 situation .
Things happen quickly, so be sure you exit the court immediately (in Diagram 1) and the non-shooting offensive players (players 1 and 2 in blue jerseys) race off the court in Diagram 3.