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Top play: '54' from a 1-4 high set

This play is called "54" because you want to get the ball to your 5 or 4 player. Start in a 1-4 high set. 1 enters the ball to 2. 1 then cuts off a backpick from 5. 5 steps to the high post while 1 continues through to the right corner. 2 looks into the post to 4, who should be isolated with no help defense coming.

If 4 is not open, 2 passes to 5 at the top of the key. 4 then curls into the lane looking for a pass from 5.

If 4 still isn't open, 5 then reverses the ball to 3 on the opposite wing. 2 and 5 set a double screen for 1. 1 comes from the corner, uses the double screen and moves to the free-throw-line area. 4 pops out of the lane to the ball-side block.

3 looks for 4 first in the lane, then has the option of passing to 1 at the free-throw-line area. If neither option is open, 4 comes to the elbow, 1 pops to the top of the key and 2 moves outside the three-point line near the wing to reset the offense.

Bob Anderson, Head Boys Coach, Williamsfield High School, Illinois

Athleon

COMMENTS: 6
54
Posted from: Brian, 10/27/11 at 12:12 PM CDT
Have the 5 set the second screen for 2 to come up to the top of the key for the set up to make it more continuous. 1 then to the wing and 4 & 5 go to high post and swing the ball to the 1 for the same movements as the beginning.
Posted from: kharmen, 10/27/11 at 8:25 AM CDT
Good set I like the spacing and high-low look with 5 and 4
54
Posted from: freeland, 10/26/11 at 8:51 AM CDT
for sure i'm going to use this play
Posted from: kenny, 10/20/11 at 10:55 AM CDT
nice play
Posted from: Tim, 5/8/11 at 9:07 PM CDT
Nice
"54"
Posted from: Mike, 4/16/11 at 7:10 AM CDT
1-4 Set Play

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