I got this play watching University of Northern Iowa when coach Greg McDermott used
to coach there. This is by far one of my favorite plays out of a box set. It involves two ball screens,
a back screen, and a screen the screener that opens up a 3-point shot.
Player 1 should be an excellent ball handler with the ability to drive. Player 2 should be a good shooter.
Player 3 should also be a good shooter. Players 4 & 5 should be your post players.
- Player 1 dribbles to the left wing and switches directions
with the dribble. As soon as Player 1 comes to the wing, Player 4 should step out to the 3-point line to
set the screen and Player 3 will pop out to the wing.
Player 5 will
follow almost instantly to set a second screen for Player 1 near the top of the key.
Timing is crucial here. You don't want Player 5 to come out too early or too late. It will take practice to
get the timing down.
- As Player 1 dribbles around the second screen set by Player 5, Player 2 sets a back screen
for Player 4.
After dribbling around the second screen, Player 1 will have a split second where he can attack the hoop.
He will want to utilize a hesitation dribble here. If nothing is open, it's very important not force it.