Basketball Play of the Week
Side Out-Of-Bounds Play With High-Low Option
This play works well against man-to-man defense because it doesn't matter how the defenders line up against your best shooter and post-up players.
3 (your best three-point shooter) pops to the corner while 5 (your best post-up player) slides down into the lane. 4 sets a screen for 2. 2 V-cuts, uses the screen and breaks toward the ball to receive the inbound pass from 1. 3 and 5 set a staggered screen for 1 who uses the screen and breaks to the opposite high-post area. 2 has the option to go 1-on-1 or throw a skip pass to 4 (as shown). 4 either shoots the open jumper and hits 1 in the post.
Bill Flotlin, Billings Central Catholic High School, Billings, Mont.