Basketball Play of the Week
2 and 4 set up in a double-stack on the right low block, while 3 and 5 set up in a double-stack on the left elbow. 1 has the ball on top and begins to dribble to the right. 4 sets a screen for 2, who pop out behind the 3-point circle on the right wing. After setting the screen, 4 breaks up to the foul line. 5 pops to the top of the key while 3 fades behind the 3-point line on the weak side.
1 passes to 5, who quickly swings the ball over to 3 on the left. After the pass goes to 3, 5 and 1 criss-cross toward 4, who sets a foul-line screen for both players. 5 and 1 settle on the low blocks on each side.
4 breaks out to the top of the key and receives a pass from 3. After passing to 4, both 3 and 2 break from their respective wing areas and set downscreens for 1 and 5 on the low blocks. 1 and 5 use the screens and cut behind the 3-point line on their respective sides.
4 passes to 5 on the right wing and cuts to the ball-side low block, coming off a screen set by 2 in the low post. 3 cuts to the rim and then V-cuts to the foul-line area. 5 either looks to play a high-low game with 4 in the low post or takes a 3-point shot. 2 slips into good rebounding position after setting the screen for 4. 1 stays on the perimeter on the weak side, looking for a skip pass from 5 for a quick shot. If no shot opens up, your players are now in position to run a motion offense, passing game or a post-triangle offense on the right side.
John Kimble, Former Head Coach, Crestview High School, Crestview, Fla.