Basketball Pick and Roll Plays

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Pick and Roll is a very common basketball play that can be quick & easy to teach basketball players of all ages & skill levels. This 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.

  1. Player 5 sets a back screen for player 4.
  2. Player 1 looks to pass to Player 4 for a scoring opportunity.
  1. If Player 4 is not open, Player 4 spaces out and clears the lane.
  2. Player 5 sets a ball screen for Player 1.
  3. Player 1 dribbles off the screen looking to attack, hit Player 5 rolling to the basket, or hit Player 3 in the corner.
  1. If nothing is there, Player 1 back dribbles.
  2. Player 5 can set a flex screen on Player 2 to initiate flex.
  3. Player 4 could start your motion.



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

Pick and Roll Play #2

  1. The offense starts in a 1-4 low set.
  2. Player 1 dribbles to the left to set up the pick and roll.
  3. Player 5 cuts to set the ball screen.
  4. Player 3 fills the wing.
  1. Player 1 drives to the basket for a lay-up opportunity.
  2. If Player 4's defender slides over to help, Player 1 passes to Player 4 for a scoring opportunity.
  1. If the defense forces Player 1 wide, Player 5 rolls to the basket to execute the pick and roll.
  2. Player 1 passes to Player 5.
  1. If Player 2's defender slides in to help on the dribble drive, Player 1 passes to Player 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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