In this episode of “Play of the Week”, we are looking for a post-up opportunity for one of our forwards and a look for our shooter coming off a double screen. We put this play in as an additional look to one of our sets, and it quickly became one of our favorites. We utilize a post player at the elbow as a primary passer in this set. Getting the ball to the elbow puts pressure on the defense to defend screens and cuts with the ball in the middle of the floor. Having a post player that can deliver the pass to the open player on time & on target is critical.
The first video clip shows the defenders cheating towards the post up, so therefore we get the open 3pter on the opposite side. The second video clip shows how easily you can get a quick slip into the post by faking a flare screen. In the third clip, we start the action with a back pick instead of a fake flare screen to get the post up…the back pick action creates an open 3pt look for our guard in this play. It may look like a separate play, but it is just a little false motion to disguise the action. The last video clip shows that the back pick can create an easy look at the rim too!
Keep finding ways to put your team in a position to utilize their strengths!