High-Post Exchange With Pick-N-Roll Action

By Daniel Benjamin

Summary: This play that Brazil ran against the United States in Chicago (August 2014) has their two “Big” men in the high-post and exchanging with each other.

After a few exchanges, one of the “Bigs” plays a two-man game with your point guard, which should result in an easy bucket.

Step 1

Player 1 is the point guard and he needs to possess good handles.

Player 2 and 3 are the wings and are on opposite sides of the floor. Both should be able to shoot the ball well.

Player 4 and 5 are the “Bigs”. Each player sets up on one side of the elbow. Both should have the ability to move without the ball, screen, and possess decent athleticism.

Player 2 and Player 3 as well as Player 4 and Player 5 are interchangeable since they basically have the same roles.

Step 2

Player 4 sets a cross screen for Player 5, who goes over top of the screen so he is around the three point line. Player 5's back is to the basket.

Player 1 must keep his dribble alive or it could kill the timing and continuity of the play.

Player 2 cuts from his right wing position to the baseline and Player 3 does the same from the left wing.

Step 3

Player 1 passes the ball to Player 5 near the top of the circle.

Step 4

Player 1 cuts behind Player 5 to take a handoff from him.

Immediately after handing the ball to Player 1, Player 5 cuts toward Player 4.

Step 5

Player 5 sets a cross screen for Player 4, who cuts across court to set a ball screen for Player 1.

Step 6

Player 1 and Player 4 play a two-man game where Player 1 hits Player 4 rolling off the screen.

Wrinkle #1

If Player 5 is unable to hand the ball off to Player 1. Player 1 will cut down towards the baseline and Player 2 will cut up towards the ball and take the hand off.

Essentially, Player 1 and Player 2 switch places.

Other comments

If Player 2 defender trails him as he is taking the handoff from Player 5, Player 2 has the option of attacking the basket. Player 5 would then roll to the basket.

Related Products & Articles

Billiter Rocket Offense with Ball Screens

Basketball Pick and Roll Drills

Basketball Pick and Roll Plays

How To Use And Set A Pick In Basketball

Basketball Pick and Roll Offense

What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...


Most Likes First   Oldest First   Newest First

Leave a Comment
Email (not published)
Twenty plus seventeen is equal to?  (Prevents Spam)
 Load New Question
Leave this Blank
    Check this box to receive an email notification when someone else comments on this page.