Basketball Play of the Week
"Slant" 1-3-1 Quick Hitter
This play is run out of a 1-3-1 set with 1 bringing the ball up. 3 and 2 are lined up wide on each wing, 5 is positioned on the left elbow and 4 is set up on the left low block.
3 V-cuts toward the basket and pops back out to receive a pass from 1. After 1 passes, he or she cuts to the ballside corner. As this is happening, 5 breaks hard and sets a downscreen for 4. 4 uses 5's screen and curls to the top to receive the pass from 3.
3 runs directly at 4 and takes a handoff from 4. After securing the handoff, 3 curls around 4 and drives down the lane and toward the basket. 3 can either shoot a layup, dish to 5 sealing on the low block or kick the ball out to 1 or 2 for a three-point shot.
Gene Keady, Former Head Mens Coach, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.