Basketball Play of the Week
'Red' Baseline Inbounds Vs. Man Or Zone
2 initiates contact with the weak-side baseline defender and breaks to the weak-side short corner. This action is designed to draw the weak-side low defender out of the paint. 3, who should be your best shooter, sets up on the ball-side corner. 4 breaks up to the foul line and sets a backscreen for 5, who breaks toward the ball. 4 rolls back toward the weak-side low block and fills the space vacated by 2. 1 passes to either 4, 5 or 3 for a scoring opportunity.
A counter to this is that 3 (your best shooter) once again sets up on the ball-side corner and 2 rolls to the weak-side corner to draw the weak-side defender away from the paint. 5 breaks down the lane and sets a screen on the middle defender, pinning that player under the basket. As 5 sets the screen, 4 rolls behind 5 adn looks for a lob pass from 1.
Chris McKeon, Athletic Director, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, Fla.