Out of Bounds Play Using Back Screens
When teams defend out of bounds plays underneath the basket they are focused on staying between their man and the ball. Often they are so focused on that principle that they can lose sight of screens. On offense you can take advantage of this by using back screens to create open looks. Here is a simple out of bounds play that can be used in this situation.
Out of Bounds Underneath – Back Screen
The 4 man takes the ball out of bounds and the remaining four players line up in a box set.
Your 3 man puts the play in motion by cutting to the three point line and receiving the ball.
At the same time, the 2 man screens for the 1 who cuts to the ball side, elbow extended.
The 3 man passes to the 1.
Once the 3 passes to the 1, the 4 man sets a back screen. The 3 uses the screen and dives right to the basket.
The 5 man simultaneously sets a back pick for the 2 man who flares to the three point line.
This creates two options for the 1 man. He can look to pass to the 3 man at the basket or the 2 at the three point line.
Running an out of bounds play featuring back screens will not only create open shots, but it will also open up some of your other out of bounds plays that use direct screens and cuts.For more great plays and tips, visit www.breakthroughbasketball.com/plays.html
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