Wisconsin Flare Nets 3 Points

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.

SET UP
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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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 [3].

3-pointer play

TECHNIQUE
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.

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