A staple of Bo Ryan’s set offense, this play runs a shooter off a weak-side double screen and creates an open top-of-set 3-pointer
WHY USE THIS 3-POINT BASKETBALL PLAY
The main goal is to take an open 3-pointer but there is an inside, post-up option if needed, especially if you find the defense crowding the 3-point line.
All five players initially are spaced away from the basket with three outside the 3-point arc and two near the freethrow line.
HOW TO PLAY
The point guard dribbles right and pushes the right wing to shift further down the wing. The right-elbow player pops high and receives a pass while the player near the left elbow looks to establish post position . The right wing now comes across the court to set the shooter’s double screen with the point guard. The pass is made from the ball handler to the shooter . Passing to the post always is an option if open at any point. Otherwise, the shooter catches and shoots in rhythm while the remaining players crash the offensive boards .
Be sure the shooter doesn’t leave the left wing until the double screen has formed. Run too soon and the screeners’ defenders simply sag back and are in easier perimeter-defending position.