Basketball Pick and Roll Plays

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Here are a couple of simple, yet highly effective pick and roll plays provided by to help you score some easy buckets.

Pick and Roll Play #1

This is a simple quick hitter and also an entry that seamless gets you into Flex or a 4 Out 1 In Motion offense.

5 sets a back screen for 4. The first option is to hit 4 for a lay up.
If that's not open, 4 spaces out and clears the lane.

5 sets a ball screen for 1.

1 dribbles off the screen looking to attack, hit 5 rolling to the basket, or hit 3 in the corner.
If nothing is there, 1 back dribbles. 5 can set a flex screen on 2 to initiate flex. Or you can start your 4 out motion.

If your 5 man is a good shooter, another variation is to have 5 pick and pop. In this case, 4 will stay on the block and 5 goes to the right wing to initiate the offense.
If nothing is there, 1 back dribbles. 4 can set a flex screen on 2 to initiate flex. Or you can start your 4 out motion.

Pick and Roll Play #2

The offense starts in 1-4 low set.

1 dribbles to the left to set up the pick and roll.

5 cuts to set the ball screen.

3 fills the wing.
Option 1 is for 1 to score.

Option 2 is to pass to 4 if the helpside defense slides over.
If the defense forces 1 wide, 5 rolls to the basket to execute the pick and roll. 1 passes to 5.
If 2's defender slides in to help on the dribble drive, 1 passes to 2 in the corner for the shot.

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Related Pages and Helpful Resources

Basketball Pick and Roll Offense
Executing The Basketball Pick and Roll
How To Use And Set A Pick In Basketball
Billeter Rocket Offense with Ball Screens

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Joe Haefner says:
6/16/2014 at 5:09:11 PM

Marco, we use FastDraw.


Marco says:
6/16/2014 at 1:06:18 PM

Which software did you use to draw those playbooks?


dillon connolly says:
12/2/2012 at 9:35:38 AM

Is there any way to download these plays


Joe Haefner says:
4/10/2012 at 10:28:39 AM

Thanks, David. It is fixed.


David says:
4/10/2012 at 10:22:20 AM

Is the wording correct in the last step of Play #1? Maybe it's just me, but the description doesn''t seem to match up to the diagram.


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