Underneath Inbound Across

Coming off a screen, the player closest to the ball then screens away and slips to the basket for a high-percentage scoring opportunity.

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL SCREEN PLAY
It’s not easy to defend multiple well-executed lane screens. Gain an advantage on the defense and set up a couple of scoring chances close to the baseline.

SET UP
Three players align across the lane near the baseline. One player is positioned outside the 3-point arc closer to the strong-side top.

HOW TO PLAY
The first move is for middle player to screen for the player near the ball, who then runs across the lane and screens for the player on the left [1]. After setting the screen on the left, the screener slips toward the hoop ready to catch a pass. The player on the left uses the initial screen, then a second screen in the lane to come free on the right side [2]. The inbounder has the option to hit the player on the left close to the hoop or to the open player on the strong-side baseline [3].

Basketball screen play

TECHNIQUE
Due to multiple screens taking place in a close area, your players must hold their screens and not release until disrupting the pursuit of the defender. Early release from a screen allows the defense to recover faster in a short space, which takes away passing lanes and scoring opportunities.

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