This is a simple sideline out-of-bounds play that works surprisingly well. It opens up the court around the basket and often results in lay-ins or dink shots.
Player 1 should be an excellent ball handler, driver, passer, and decision maker. Player 4 should be fast and a good passer. Players 2 and 3 should be good ball handlers.
On the slap of the ball, Player 5 sprints to the opposite low block, and Player 4 sprints to the ball-side elbow or the ball-side baseline near the three-point line.
Player 2 takes two strong steps forward, and Player 3 back pedals about six steps and very high. Player 1 pretends to focus on Players 2 and 3, but he is actually hoping to hit Player 4.
If Player 1 is able to pass to Player 4, then he sprints directly toward the hoop, hoping for a return pass for a lay-in. If Player 5's defender helps on him, Player 5 should be open for a dink shot.
After the initial two steps toward Player 1, Player 2 turns and runs to set a screen for Player 3 high above the top of the key. Player 3 comes off the screen. After Player 3 clears the screen, Player 2 should open up to the ball. Player 1 should be able to hit Player 3 or Player 2. When this happens, the court is still spread and the defense extended enough to allow for penetrations by Players 3 or 2.
As this evolves, Players 4 and 5 need to read the situation and break to open areas or get into rebounding position. After passing, Player 1 gets into the playing area in position to receive a return pass if the defense some how bottles everything up.