Kansas St - Screen the Inbounder

Categories: Offense (Team)  
Ages: Middle School  High School+  


I got this play while watching the Kansas St - Dayton game on 11/22/09. This inbounds gives you different scoring options that include a screen the inbounder, backdoor cut/lob, and perimeter jump shot.


Good passer, shooter, screeners, and finisher around the basket.


  • 3 throws a lob pass over the defender to 4
  • 1 cuts to the high post area
  • 4 Passes to 1
  • As the pass is made to 1, 2 sets a screen on the defender guarding 3.
  • 3 cuts to the middle of the lane to gain position by the basket.
  • After 4 passes, 4 & 5 cut to the wing area.
  • Option 1: Low Post Entry
  • If 3 is open, 1 passes to 3 in the low post.
  • 3 looks to score.
  • As the pass is entered to 3, 5 sets up his man for a backdoor cut.
  • If there is not a scoring opportunity for 3, 3 looks for the pass to 5.
  • Option 2 - Backdoor Lob
  • If 3 is not open, 1 looks for the backdoor lob to 5.
  • Option 3 - Screen on Wing
  • If the entry to 3 and the backdoor lob to 5 is not open, 4 sets a screen for 2. 1 simultaneously dribbles toward the top of the key.
  • 2 pops to the wing for a jump shot.
  • 4 seals in the post.
  • 3 & 5 clear the lane.

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Mark Mirata says:
3/25/2013 at 4:04:19 PM

Great play however I would switch 3 & 5. I'm a HS coach and we are never doing lob plays really. I rather have my shooter outside and my true post player inside. And when 2 screens for the thrower it doesn't matter if they switch because I now have my post player being guarded by there shooting guard!

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Current HS Coach says:
12/9/2021 at 11:22:20 AM

Most coaches don't want the 5 taking the ball out of bounds underneath because they're usually the worst decision maker on the floor.


Youth Basketball Drills says:
3/12/2011 at 1:06:29 PM

This is a great play. Makes the players think and be aware. Good job!


Coach Antwine says:
9/1/2010 at 11:24:19 AM

This a great play ,but what if we have a small team. Will we be able to get the ball to our small man? So is their other ideas that we can do with this drill?


Coach D says:
1/7/2010 at 10:31:55 AM

Love that you guys are looking in all kinds of places for intuitive plays. K-State clearly has some good stuff up there sleeves.

Your love and contributions to the game is appreciated.


coach b says:
1/7/2010 at 9:20:53 AM

we run a similiar spread set but put one of our bigs at the block instead of a 1 and they fade to the elbow and get the lob. The 2 spot cross screens for the inbounder. Works well when you run other plays out of the spread and then give them this different look.


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