Basketball Out-Of-Bounds Plays

Boston Celtics' cross-court 3-pointer

Boston Celtics’ cross-court 3-pointer

From Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics This is the perfect play to run when there only are a few seconds left on the clock – it creates spacing for a shooter without the ball being in play. Why use it Most teams don’t risk a turnover on a cross-court sideline pass to […]

Double screen produces wing 3-pointer

Double screen produces wing 3-pointer

From Jay Wright’s Villanova playbook Weak-side action slows the defense just enough to set up an oncoming double screen for your shooter who curls around the perimeter, comes free on the wing and hits the open jumper. Why use it It’s a great play when you want to create an open 3-pointer off a special […]

Houston Rockets: Fake action frees weak-side shooter

Houston Rockets: Fake action frees weak-side shooter

From J.B. Bickerstaff, assistant coach at Memphis Grizzlies, previously interim head coach Houston Rockets This quick-hitting play runs two decoys off screens toward the ball to command defensive attention before the shooter steps high from the elbow for an open jumper. Why use it Trailing 118-114 to the Clippers with 16.4 seconds remaining in the […]

Parker Post-Up

Parker Post-Up

When your best player is a forward, look to pound the post, especially on an inbound play where the big man starts at the top of the key. The Situation Duke just had tipped off at home against Vermont. After being awarded the ball under the basket, the Blue Devils looked to their top player, […]

Break stack for lob at the rim

Break stack for lob at the rim

From the playbook of Jay Wright, Villanova University head coach A free-throw-line stack is the perfect call against young or inexperienced players who tend to lose focus during out-of-bounds plays as all you need is a split-second to score. Why use it Surprisingly trailing unranked Marquette at home last month, Villanova’s Jay Wright made a […]

Cyclones' out-of-bounds play

Cyclones’ Out-of-Bounds Play

The Iowa State Cyclones were climbing a second-half uphill battle against in-state rival Iowa earlier this month and used this out-of-bounds play to pass the ball back to the inbounder and keep the momentum going. Why use it Trailing by seven with eight minutes remaining, Iowa State was on the verge of erasing a 20-point, […]