Indian Inbounds Plays - Inbounding the Ball Against Pressure



The following plays allow you to get the ball inbounds against full court pressure.

When executed properly, it literally works every time! We have never had trouble getting the ball inbounds when running this play (even with defenders face guarding and denying the ball with intense pressure).

This play is not overly complicated which makes it easy to teach and implement at any age group.


Back Court Version

Step 1:

The play begins with 4 taking the ball out of bounds. 3, 5 and 2 start at the free throw line and 1 begins just behind 5 at the top of the three point line.

If the defense pressures the inbounder and chooses to face guard 1, then your point guard should fake up and go deep because there is no safety defender to cover the over the top pass.

If the deep option is not available, then 1 starts the play by setting up his man by taking one step to fake that he is going right.

He then cuts left and through the key toward the right block.

3, 5 and 2 all wait for 1 to make his cut before they begin to move.

 

Step 2:

Once 1 is in motion and through the key, 2 takes one step in and then cuts off of a double screen from 5 and 3.

 

Step 3:

After 2 passes by 3, 3 breaks out away from the ball and 5 into the lane toward the ball.

 

Step 4:

Your 4 man now has three options for making a short pass, and a fourth option for a longer over the top pass if no one is back to cover 3.

 

Simple Tip and Variation

If you run this play more than once, you can rotate positions and have different players start at different spots. The play will remain the same, but the switching of starting positions will confuse the defense.

 

Backcourt Sideline Version

The same variation of the Indian Inbounds Play can be run from the backcourt sideline.

Step 1:

The drill begins with 4 taking the ball out of bounds. 3, 5 and 2 line up facing the ball with 3 at the ball side elbow. 1 begins just behind 5 at the free throw line. 1 starts the play by setting up his man by taking one step to fake that he is going left. He then cuts right and curls around toward the front court.

3, 5 and 2 all wait for 1 to make his cut before they begin to move.

 

Step 2:

Once 1 is in motion and cuts through, 2 cuts off a double screen from 3 and 5 and runs right. 5 then steps to the ball and 3 runs toward the halfcourt line.

 

Indian Frontcourt Sideline

Similarly, the same play can be run from the frontcourt sideline

Step 1:

The drill begins with 4 taking the ball out of bounds. 3, 5 and 2 line up facing the ball with all three players above the three point line. 1 begins just behind 5 and starts the play by setting up his man by taking one step to fake that he is
going right. He then cuts left toward the basket.

3, 5 and 2 all wait for 1 to make his cut before they begin
to move.

 

Step 2:

Once 1 is in motion and through the key, 2 takes one step in and then cuts off of a double screen from 5 and 3. 5 then steps to the ball and 3 runs toward the opposite wing.

 

This simple inbounds play can be run at any spot on the court and it works great at any level of basketball.








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Robert Capen says:
1/22/2014 at 2:55:24 PM

Great all purpose play!

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