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. MORE
Duke transitions with slip to rim
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, the Blue Devils raced down floor to run and ran the following movements before the defense was set.
After securing a defensive rebound and pushing the ball up the floor, the ball handler is dribbling on the left side while a guard or small forward has raced down the floor on the right side and is near the wing.
How to play
2 attacks the middle with the dribble, then fires a pass across to 3 on the right wing. 2 then relocates to the right corner. 1, 5 and 4 continue moving into the front court and fan into three separate directions . As 4 enters the front court and moves toward the right side, 3 passes to 4. 3 then takes a couple steps toward the basket and 2 replaces 3 on the right wing from the corner . 4 then dribbles toward the top and it appears 5 is coming across to set a ball screen. 5 slips the screen as 4 dribbles behind 5. On the slip, 4 passes to 5 going to the hoop for a layup .
As the defenders communicate about what they are going to do on the ball screen, 5 slips it and doesn’t allow the opposite time to recover. 3 has moved to the corner to pull his or her defender in that direction.
If you’re inspired by today’s drill and you want your team to shoot like Duke, take a look at Mike Krzyzewski’s Open Practice: Shooting Drills DVD.