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Side Out of Bounds Play: Slice


This sideline inbound play can get your best shooter a wide open jump shot. This redirection play is meant to be run against man to man defense.


1 PG
2 Shooter
3 Inbounder, secondary shooter
4 Big Forward
5 - Post


  1. Player 4 backscreens for 1.

  1. Player 3 inbounds over the top to 1. The other option is to inbounds to player 4 then pass to 1.

  1. Player 2 and 5 double screen for 3.

    3 cuts off screen to corner.

  1. Player 1 looks to 3 (this is an option but not the primary option of the play).

    4 sets a double screen with 5.

  1. 2 cuts off 5/4 double screen for primary shot.


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Bee says:
12/20/2007 at 9:03:29 AM

Great misdirection play! Love it.


arrow says:
12/20/2007 at 6:05:50 PM

the play is very creative and simple as well cant wait to try it with my team.


saint says:
12/22/2007 at 4:49:16 PM

good play, maybe as another option after 5 and 2 screen 3, 5 can duck in for a post up straight from 1 as 5's defender may help off on cut.


Todd says:
12/23/2007 at 11:30:12 PM

I've been coaching high school boys varsity for 5 years this is a excellent play if the other team is playing man to man defense.


Timberwolves says:
12/31/2007 at 7:38:12 PM

Thats a awesome play and it would be good for my team


hawks says:
1/5/2008 at 7:26:23 PM

very good play


Jeff chapman says:
1/6/2008 at 9:42:02 AM

Very Good play.I didnt have to see the staggered double for #2 I could tell it was coming.


tony K says:
1/14/2008 at 8:00:47 AM

Nice look for 2 to take a J at the elbow. The defense has a tendency to over adjust to the baseline cutter.

I have 5 step in the lane for a simple lay-up. My player took the initiative to suggest it. It also gets you set up in the 1-3-1 if there is nothing doing off the screens.


JIMMY H says:
1/23/2008 at 1:02:53 AM

This is a great plays that works most of the time.


aaron says:
2/7/2008 at 11:15:09 PM

simple and many option, i'll try it, thanks


chris says:
2/11/2008 at 9:35:23 PM

player 4 can be trap on the corners


Chris N says:
2/12/2008 at 10:28:28 AM

We recently used this play with 7 seconds to go down 3pts at the college level. We had our leading scorer inbound the ball and act as the decoy. The defenders cheated to his side and #2 nailed the 3pt shot off the down screen to put us into OT and the win. Excellent mis-direction play.


pryme tyme says:
2/24/2009 at 8:25:33 AM

good play but it is a little complicated for youth players, don't you think? I play for a high school in Memphis,Tn (white station high)
and osme of the guys can't really run this play effectively. I was just saying.


... says:
6/13/2009 at 11:51:05 AM

Could you just run this play as a regular play and not inbound??


FaToo says:
10/19/2009 at 4:14:07 PM

No matter which player is you best player/scorer, they will eventually be open because by the end of the play, everyone has became an option at some point or the other. The 1 or the 4 after the 4 backscreens, the 3 off the double, the 2 off the screens from 4 and 5, and if they hit the 3 in the corner off the double, the 5 could post ball side after screening the 3....I love it!


djsmmnc says:
11/3/2010 at 10:38:21 PM

nice play,i love it!


fred huston says:
11/11/2010 at 8:07:44 AM

Great play. We won an another state championship with this last year.


Lando says:
2/2/2013 at 5:21:10 PM

This is very excellent move cause it will create more variations or options from the team. Thanks


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