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Quick Hitters: 3 Proven Inbound Plays Used by the Pros

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In search of a few more inbounds plays this season to mix up your basketball playbook? Look no further than these three set plays used by the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and New Jersey Nets during the 2008-09 NBA campaign.

NBA advanced scout Noel Gillespie gives you exclusive access to a variety of inbounds plays designed to give wide-open looks — particularly for late game situations or quick scoring opportunities. Each play is discussed on the court before run at full speed. To finish up, each play ends live 5-on-5.

Golden State Need 3

The Set-Up: Patience is the key to this particular sideline out of bounds play. The big man starts in the middle of the foulline area. A small guard starts up at the top of the key. A second guard or small forward begins on the opposite wing and above the three-point line. Meanwhile, another big forward starts near the low block.

The Finish: First, the low block forward circles around the big man at the line and heads to the opposite corner. The wing players follow just behind the low block forward and then cut to the near corner. The guard up top comes in and screens the center at the free throw line. The big guy will then pop up top for a three-point attempt. This forces a switch for the defense as there’s now a small on a big.

 

Chicago Starburst

The Set-Up: Player 1 starts on the opposite low block. Player 2 begins just inside the top of the key. Player 3 is just to the right of the top of the key. Player 4 is just to the left of the top of the key. Player 5 inbounds the ball.

The Action: Player 1 starts things off by coming up and catching the ball up top. Player 3 cuts across to the near corner. Player 2 steps up and sets a screen for the near forward closest to the inbounder. Player 4 comes off the screen and heads to the far corner. Now the center screens down for Player 1 and that big comes up and gets the pass. The inbounder (should be a guard) then follows the ball and there’s a pass right back to him/her. The big man circles around the guard as the guard penetrates and gets the entire lane to operate. You can penetrate and dish or take it straight to the rim.

 

New Jersey Need 2

The Set-Up: Two players are stacked at the nearside low block. Get another player set up on the near wing (just in front of the inbounder). Finally, have another player (preferably a guard) start off at the top of the key.

The Action: The bottom stack player starts by cutting to the near corner as a decoy. The inbounder should fake a pass to him. Meanwhile, the nearside player up top cuts across and sets a screen for the top of the key guard. This top of the key guard then comes off the pick and cuts straight to the ball looking for the pass. Next, the player who just set the screen for the top guard comes down and cuts off of a backscreen set by the top stack player. After the top stack player makes this pick, he cuts backside for a lob at the rim.

 

The previous clips can all be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “25 Game-Winning In-Bound Plays From the Pros” featuring Noel Gillespie. To check out more videos featuring set plays, visit our extensive DVD catalog.




3 Game-Winning Sideline Inbound Plays Used by the Pros

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hoping to add a few new inbounds plays this season to spice up your playbook? Check out these trio of plays used by the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics during the 2008-09 NBA campaign. NBA Advanced Scout Noel Gillespie gives you exclusive access to a variety of effective in-bounds plays designed to net points — particularly for late game situations or late-clock scoring opportunities.

Houston Need 3

The Set-Up: The 1 guard or shooter starts with the ball out of bounds on the sideline. One forward is at the far-side elbow, the other guard is at the nearside elbow, the big man is at the top of the key, and the other forward is at the low near block.

The Action: The farside elbow player cuts to the near corner, then the low block guy cuts to the far opposite corner. The ball is passed in to the player in the near corner. Then the near elbow guy cuts to the top of the key and replaces the big guy. The big guy comes down and sets a screen for the inbounder just to the left of the top of the key. The inbounder cuts around this screen to the top of the key. The corner player hits the inbounder with a pass at the top of the key for a shot.

 

Toronto Starburst

The Set-Up: A guard takes the ball out of bounds. Two players start on opposite side wings (guard and forward) just off the top of the key. The big man is just above the foul line and another forward starts down low in the middle of the paint.

The Action: The big man sets a back pick for the nearside high wing player. That wing player will cut to the opposite corner. The big man will then screen for the 3 man on the opposite high wing area. That 3 man will then cut to the near corner. Then the big man will set another pick, this time for the guard down low and that player will come up to the top of the key.

The inbounder passes to the guard up top. After that pass, the inbounder cuts down towards the near low block and around the low side of a double screen there set by 5 and 4. The inbounder cuts below and then up to the far wing area, receives the pass from 2, and takes the shot.

 

Boston Need 2

The Set-Up: The inbounder (forward) starts on the sideline. Another forward starts up at the top of the key. One guard is on the opposite wing. A second guard is just off the low near block and the big man is at the near elbow.

The Action: The elbow player comes down and sets a screen for the low block player. The top of the key player then switches with the wing player (trading spots) while the big man sets the down screen. The low block player curls around the pick and receives a lob from the inbounder for a quick layup.

 

The previous plays can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “25 Game-Winning In-Bound Plays From the Pros” featuring Noel Gillespie. To check out more play-oriented videos, visit our extensive DVD catalog.




Two Dynamic Set Plays to Beat the 2-3 Zone Defense

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The 2-3 Zone Defense is one of the most common zone defenses implemented by high school and college basketball teams. Quite simply, it’s effective with the right personnel. Here are two proven plays designed to attack the 2-3 zone. Follow along with the movements and actions before watching the set plays be carried out live on the court. Then look to feature  these plays in your playbook later this season.

Set Play vs. 2-3 Zone Defense

Submitted by Ricky Norris, Oak Ridge HS, Oak Ridge, TN

The Set-up: This play is designed to create a mismatch for your perimeter player who has the ability to score close to the basket. Begin in a 1-3-1 look.

The Action: Make a first pass to 2 on the right wing. 1 then moves to the corner on the left side (weak-side). Now 2 must catch the ball above the free-throw line. The defender X1 will then go out to guard 2. Next, 3 moves into a position below the free-throw line and into the left corner.

Now, 4 must make a ball screen just off the right elbow. 2 goes hard off of this screen and passes to 3 across the court to the far wing. He/she can also pass to 1 if X3 cheats.

The Finish: 3 now has several options: Hit 1 who is isolated in the short corner against X5 OR pass to 4 who is diving to the low block OR pass to 5 in the midpost for a jumpshot or a dump down to 4.

 

“Pitt” Set Play vs. 2-3 Zone Defense

Submitted by Jim Boeheim, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Syracuse University

This is a tough set play to defend against for a 2-3 zone. Pittsburgh had a lot of success using this against Syracuse when Brandon Knight was their featured guard.

The Set-up: Set up two players behind the zone along the baseline and then place a post player on the weakside elbow.

The Action: A guard will bring up the ball on the left side of the floor, drawing the top defender toward him/her. The other guard cuts from the right side and receives a pass from the ball handler. The weakside forward then cuts wide into the corner.

Next, the player at the elbow breaks to the top and sets a backscreen on the top defender. The guard curls around the screen and drives straight to the basket. The drive to the bucket is always the first option. But as the middle defender steps up to defend the drive, the far-side baseline player cuts to the lane and sets up in the right side low block.

The Finish: The ball handler fakes a pass to the right corner and drops a bounce pass to the low block for a post-up scoring opportunity. The offside guard cuts to the basket on the weakside forcing the weakside defenders to stay at home.

 

The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 50 Set Plays to Attack Zone Defenses” by Winning Hoops. To check out more set plays in the Winning Hoops library, click here.




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