6 Baseline Out Of Bounds Plays From The Box Set
The first three baseline out of bounds plays (BLOBs) out of the box set are very basic. The final three plays have been used at the professional level and even as low as the middle school level.
BLOB Box Set 1 - Cross
3 sets a cross screen for 1.
After the screens are set, 3 & 5 fill open spots on the floor. Many times, the person who sets the screen ends up being the player that is open.
BLOB Box Set 2 - Up
After the screens are set, 5 & 4 cut to an open spot on the court.
BLOB Box Set 3 - Diagonal
After the 5 sets the screen, 5 looks to dive down the middle of the lane.
BLOB Box Set 4 - Up Screener
After the screen is set, 4 dives to the ball side block.
1 cuts to the ball side as a safety outlet.
Execution Tip: This play can be very effective and give you lay ups, if you run it right. When practicing, I tell player 4 on the block, to look and see who is guarding the other block. That is the player they need to screen (head hunt). They should look every time before the play starts. In the heat of the game, players tend to screen air. Emphasizing a good screen on the right person makes this play work consistently."
BLOB Box Set 5 - Diagonal Screener
4 sets a screen for 3. If 3 is not open, they clear to the corner.
1 cuts to the ballside as an outlet.
BLOB Box Set 6 - Fake Diagonal
4 fakes a diagonal screen. 3 fakes the cut off of the diagonal screen.
4 rolls back to the basket.
5 sets a screen for 3 for a mid-range jump shot.
Tips For Running Out of Bounds PlaysThis is a great way to score more points on your out of bounds plays by keeping the defense guessing.
Come up with a letter or number for each out of bounds play you will run. Here is an example below:
1 or A = Cross
2 or B = Up Screener
3 or C = Diagonal Screener
The players rotate the plays in order. If needed, the inbounder can call out the play. But even if the inbounder does not call out the play, everyone should know what play they are running.
Once you get this down, you could even have your inbounder give hand signals that mean absolutely nothing. Just something to throw off your opponents.
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