Ages: All Ages Youth Middle School High School+
This play is called "Pair" because two screens are set.
The point gaurd needs to be a good decision maker. He needs to get to a 45 degree angle for post cut. It is advantageous if you bring your best shooter to screen for your best offensive scoring post.
- The guard calls up a post and dribbles towards the wing on that side.
- The ballside post cuts to high post area.
- The wing moves towards the offside post and sets a screen (creating a big-little situation if they switch it) and post comes off it tough, elbow to elbow.
- As the post comes off the screen, the high post screens down (screen for the screener action).
- The wing pops up for either a jumper or a 3.
- The guard looks at the post first and wing second.
- If they do switch the first screen, the guard looks at the wing high, then considers the big-little switch that occurred inside.
- Use versus man-to-man defense only.
- Hint - If the guard waits to pass the ball to the wing and they are covered, the guard looks back into the post.