Northwestern - Great Play For Your Best Scorer With Multiple Options
The following play is a simple, yet effective play that creates an opportunity for your best scorer to attack the basket via a handoff or back cut. If neither of those options are open, you should get an open perimeter look.
I picked up this play while watching a Northwestern basketball game.
The play begins from a 1-4 low set, but can also be started from other sets as well. This play can be executed to either side of the floor.
1 is the point guard.
2 is a scorer.
3 is a wing and preferably a good screener.
4 is a skilled wing or post player.
5 is a good screener.
4 cuts up the lane, then flares to the wing.
5 cuts to the elbow.
1 passes the ball to 4 (or 5).
After the pass, 1cuts to the opposite corner and 3 cuts to the wing.
4 executes a handoff with 2.
2 looks to score or pass if the defense collapses.
If the defense overplays 2 on the handoff, 2 cuts backdoor.
As soon as 2 starts the backdoor cut, 3 and 5 cut towards the middle of the lane to set up for the next step of the play or offensive rebounding opportunities if the pass is made.
If the backdoor pass is not open, 3 and 5 set a double screen for 2.
2 cuts to the top of the key looking for a three-point shot off of the pass from 4.
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