UNI

Summary

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.


Personnel

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.


Instructions

  1. 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.
  

  1. 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.
  

  1. If neither one of the first two options are open, Player 5 may be open flashing to the ball after Player 2 has cleared the screen.

    If defensive player guarding Player 3 cheats in to the lane to help, Player 3 may be open for the skip pass.





What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...

  1. As soon as Player 4 clears the screen set by Player 2, Player 5 sets a down screen for Player 2. Player 2 will flash to the top of the key for an open 3-point shot.

    If Player 4 is open flashing across the lane, Player 1 will throw the pass. If that's not open, the second option is to pass the ball to Player 2 at the top of the key.
  



Comments

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fred linker says:
9/12/2018 at 11:44:05 AM

after 5 screens 1 and 4 has 5 screens 2 have reverse the to 2
reverse again to 3 5 pops to wing and 4 back screens for 1

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lewis schoenberg says:
5/28/2014 at 11:14:23 PM

Its a good set play, but there's no ball movement. tough to run if the point guard is getting pressured.

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Coach Piper says:
3/11/2013 at 5:32:53 PM

It is a good little play...no skip pass hit flash 5 and then hi-low to 3 coming to key if no shot dribble out and hit 2 at top and run another play

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Mike Bake says:
10/12/2011 at 7:35:50 PM

I will most definitely use this play since I have some good shooters, and hopefully I can get my 4 man to get his hands up and look for the ball!! This play works, I seen it first hand while at WSC before Coach Mac went to UNI

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Bryan B. says:
8/3/2011 at 9:52:55 AM

Great play. The 4 is open all DAY!! of course you can run this the opposite and have the 5 open. Another option is to position your 4 & 5 outside the elbows, this way when the pt. guard comes back across if he get's a good pick he can penetrate right down the middle. Also if your 2 & 3 are good ballhandlers... be patient and get them the ball at the top of the key with the whole side open and let them attack the basket. Just teach a good swipe and attack.

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Derek Purcella says:
4/10/2011 at 11:35:37 PM

I've ran it before. It works like a charm.

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coach morshed saleem says:
1/6/2011 at 9:04:51 AM

its agood play i would like to recieve more plays of this kind please

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Assistant Coach Eric says:
8/19/2010 at 2:15:24 AM

Great ball and player movement...like the screen set for player 1 to have split second chance of attacking the basket... in case of ball interception from 1 player..number 4 and 5 are bigger enough to defend the transition play...

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sharad says:
7/17/2010 at 1:27:11 AM

nice move..i will try to continue if not successful....thanks, .

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Coach D says:
5/14/2010 at 6:59:28 PM

If all else fails, what would be your contingency plan, in terms of proper rotation after?

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