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"Power" Set Play Vs. Man

2 and 4 set up on the left side at the top of the key extended (2 wide and 4 at the left lane-line extended). 5 and 3 set up on the right side (5 on the low block and 3 in the corner). 1 makes a dribble-entry to the left side, while 4 pops out and sets a screen for 2. 2 V-cuts, uses 4's screen and breaks to the right side.

1 passes to 2 on the right wing. 5 pops out and sets a screen for 3, who makes a flex cut along the baseline and goes over the top of the screen. 4 pops out to the top on the left side. 2 looks to feed 3 for a quick score cutting to the basket.

After setting the screen for 3, 5 rolls and seals on the ball-side block, looking for a post feed from 2. 1 and 4 are on top on the left and 3 sets up on the weak-side low block.

If the post-up opportunity to 5 is not open, then 5 quickly breaks to the weak-side elbow, 3 cuts wide to the weak-side corner and 1 breaks to the top of the key. 2 now has isolation to try and score 1-on-1 against his or her defender. If that option isn't available, you can either run the same play to the other side or go into your motion offense.

Gary Barnes, Head Boys Coach, Calhoun County High School, Calhoun, Ga.



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