This simple perimeter cut will increase your scoring from the post.
Here is a clip from Don Kelbick’s Motion Offense video that explains how to execute it.
As Don Kelbick mentions in the video, this is called a rub cut.
A rub cut differs from the flex cut. The rub cut is designed to get the post player open.
On the rub cut, the cutter goes over the top and through the screener’s defender.
This should open a gap for the post player to flash to the ball and receive a pass.
Tips For The Rub Cut:
On the cut, make sure you don’t make it look like a screen. Otherwise, you will be called for an illegal screen which results in an offensive foul.
Here are two things you can do to make it look like a legal cut.
Cut with your hands up - You can do this with your hands over your head as in the video. You can also give the passer a target in front of your chest.
Look at the passer - If you’re looking at the passer with your eyes, this makes it look like a cut rather than an illegal screen.
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