In this segment of Drill of the Week we feature Step-up Screens. More and more you are seeing step-up screens used on every level. The Step-up is used when the screener sets a ball screen toward the sideline, opposed to having their back to the middle of the floor. As the screener rolls, the penetration lane is toward the baseline, allowing the guard to attack the basket or throw a pocket pass to the roller. As teams adjust, you can use a stretch post player and pop them right where they set the screen for a shot.
Step-up screens can be used in transition or in the half court. We place an emphasis in our early offense attack, to have our forwards rim run, and come immediately to set the step-up. In this video you will see the action used in different ways. Early offenses, half court, reject, and baseline attacks are all ways Freshman Jordin Canada has found to make the step-up successful for us.
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