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3 Baseline Inbounds Plays that Net Results

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spice up your playbook this season by implementing these three highly effective under-the-basket inbounds plays. The following plays are geared to counter and surprise any defensive scheme and will give your team an edge during crucial situations. First, read through each play description before watching it being run live on the court with real players.

Multi-Screen Out of Bounds Play

Submitted by Mike Pendleton, Fresno Pacific College, Fresno, CA

The Set-Up: The initial formation is out of a box set. 1 starts with the ball under the basket on the right side. 5 starts on the right low block, 3 is on the opposite low block, 4 is at the near elbow, and 2 starts at the opposite elbow.

The Action: 5 screens across for 3 in the middle of the lane. 3 cuts across the pick and sprints to the near corner and receives the entry pass from 1. 3 then dribbles up to the top of the key and eventually looks for 1, who comes off a triple screen. 5 screens at the near low block, 2 cuts diagonally across the lane and screen just above 5, and 4 cuts down from the elbow and screens just above 2. If open, 3 passes to 1 on the opposite wing. However, this is usually just a decoy to set up the actual play.

The Finish: Next, players 5 and 4 “screen in” for 2, who splits the screens and receives a pass from 3 on the near wing for an open three-point shot.

 

Under the Basket Inbounds

Submitted by Keith Cooper, St. Martin’s College, Lacey, WA

The Set-Up: This play work against both man and zone defense. Players line up in a box set. 4 takes the ball out underneath. 3 starts at the near low block. 5 is at the opposite low block. 1 is just above the near elbow and 2 is at the opposite elbow.

The Action: 3 cuts to the near corner and receives a quick pass from 4. At the same time, 1 sets a screen across for 2, who breaks wide and to the near wing. 3 passes to 2 on the wing coming off the screen. 2 takes a few hard dribbles directly at 1 and 1 acts as if he/she is setting an on-ball screen for 2, but then quickly breaks down the lane and sets a downscreen on 4’s defender.

The Finish: 4 curls around the screen and cuts in front of the basket and looks to receive the pass from 2 for a good shot opportunity in the lane.

 

Flex Underneath Out of Bounds

Submitted by Ron Jirsa, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

This is a great under-the-basket play that gives you three ways to beat a tough man-to-man defense.

Option A: All four players line up along the baseline. 1 starts in the opposite corner, 4 is on the opposite low block, 5 is at the near low block, and 3 is in the near corner. When 2 calls “Break“, 4 and 5 both cut towards the basket and then sprint hard to each elbow. Next, 2 passes to 5, who quickly reverses it to 4.

Option B: From the same set, 4 and 5 criss cross and sprint to opposite elbows. 2 passes to 4 at the ballside elbow and he/she reverses to 5.

Option C: Also, 5 can slide across the lane and set a screen for 4, who pops across the lane and to the ballside elbow. After the screen, 5 slides up the weakside elbow and 2 passes the ball to 4 on the ballside elbow. 4 swings the ball to 5. From here, 2 steps inbounds and sets a screen for 3, who runs a flex cut towards the basket. 5 looks to hit 3 for a quick-hitting layup. If it’s not there, after setting the screen for 3, 2 can come off a downscreen from 4 and pop up top. 5 will then hit 2 for a jumpshot.

 

The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 70 Baseline and Under the Basket Inbounds Plays” produced by Winning Hoops. To check out more plays in the Winning Hoops collection, visit our basketball library.




5 Dynamic Baseline Inbounds Plays

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Check out these highly-effective under-the-basket inbounds plays and give your playbook a whole new look this year. The plays offer options for every player on the court and are useful against zone or man-to-man defenses. Follow along to get a breakdown of each play before seeing them carried out live in action on the floor.

Stack

Submitted by Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA

The Set-up: Player 2 starts out with the ball on the baseline. Player 4 starts on the near low block. Players 5 and 1 are behind 4, with 1 being at the near elbow area. Player 3 is stacked behind them just beyond the three-point area.

The Play: 4 cuts across the lane to the far side baseline area/corner. 3 staggers hard toward the lane and then 3 curls off a double screen set by 1 and 5. This double screen is set in the middle of the lane. 5 then dives to the basket on a switch. 1 goes to the top of the key for the outlet.

The Finish: If players 3 and 5 are covered, 2 passes to 1 at the top of the key and then curls off the double screen set by 5 and 4, receives the pass and shoots the open jumper. The screens are set on the opposite low block.

 

Out of Bounds Underneath Play

Submitted by Clem Haskins, former head coach at Minnesota

The Set-up: Player 1 starts out with the ball under the basket and pounds it to start the play. 5 starts out on the low block on the same side as 1. Player 4 starts on the opposite low block, player 2 starts on the near elbow and player 3 starts in the middle free-throw line area.

The Play: 5 breaks to the sideline as the safety valve. Player 2 breaks to the basket and player 3 breaks to the basket but towards the near low block. Meanwhile, the inbounder looks to hit player 2 breaking, player 3 breaking or safety valve 5 in the corner. After inbounding the ball (if there aren’t options inside for a layup), 4 picks for 1 and then 1 curls around to the far elbow.

The Finish: Player 2 then pops out top for the pass from player 5. He then proceeds to hit 1 for the quick elbow jumper.

 

Three Out-of-Bounds Plays from the Baseline

Submitted by Jim Crews, Army, West Point, NY

Play A

The Set-up: Player 3 starts with the ball on the baseline. Players 4 and 5 are stacked on the near low block. Player 1 is at the near elbow and player 2 is at the far elbow.

The Play: Player 1 sets a screen for 2, while 4 and 5 then set a double screen for 2 at the near elbow (where 1 started).

The Finish: Player 5 then goes off of player 4′s screen and 3 has options to inbound the ball to 2 or 5.

Play B

The Set-up: 3 starts with the ball on the baseline. Player 1 starts on the near elbow. Players 4 and 5 start on the opposite low block and are stacked. Player 2 is at the opposite elbow.

The Play: Players 4 and 5 set a double screen for 1. Those players will cut across the lane to set the picks. Player 1 then goes around the screen tight on the farside of the ball and heads down the lane toward the far side low block for the layup. Player 5 breaks for the near low block after the screen has been set. 2 then rotates back toward the the top of the key and must meet the pass if it comes his way.

Play C

The Set-up: Player 3 starts with the ball on the baseline. Player 2 starts on the near wing but inside the three-point line. Player 4 starts at the near elbow and 5 is in the middle of the lane. Player 1 begins at the opposite elbow.

The Play: Player 3 passes to 2, who then passes to 1 (after 1 rotates to the top of the key). Player 5 sets a screen on the farside low block and players 2 and 4 must set a double screen on the nearside low block.

The Finish: After reading the defense, 3 can break off of 5′s screen or 2 and 4′s screen. 1 then passes to 3 for the shot.

 

The following clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 70 Baseline & Under the Basket Inbounds Plays” produced by Winning Hoops. Check out additional offensive plays in our extensive Winning Hoops library.




A Pair of Effective Sideline Inbounds Plays

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Check out the following sideline inbounds plays to see how you can implement some new alternatives out on the basketball court this year. The effective plays offer a variety of options and can be used at practically any level of basketball.

Sideline Inbounds Play vs. Man-to-Man
Submitted by Jon Pye, Central Missouri State, Warrrensburg, Missouri

The Set-up: 3 will inbound the ball on the sideline. Meanwhile, 5 starts out on the low near side block and 4 is positioned on the far side low block. 2 begins on the near elbow of the free-throw line and 1 starts out at the far elbow.

The Action: The play gets underway as 2 sets a pick for 1 across the free throw line. 1 comes off the pick and receives a pass from 3 a little bit beyond the top of the key. After 2 sets the pick, he then sets another pick, this time for 4 down on the far low block. 4 then curls off that screen and comes to the middle of the lane. After 3 dishes off to 1 in the beginning, 5 then sets a back screen for 3.

The Finish: After receiving the inbounds pass from 3, 1 looks for 5’s back pick of 3 and then feeds a backdoor pass to 3 for the layup.

 

Special Play for a Late Game 3-Pointer
Submitted by Seth Greenberg, Long Beach State University, Long Beach, California

The Set-up: This play works out of a box set with 1 as the inbounder. 2 starts out on the near low block and 3 starts out on the far low block. Meanwhile, 5 is on the near elbow of the free-throw line and 4 starts at the far elbow.

The Action: 2 should be your best shooter. After a down screen by 5, 2 cuts off the screen and comes to the top of the key to get the inbounds pass. At the same time, 3 cuts across the baseline to the near corner and creates a triangle with 2 and 5. Then, 4 makes a screen right in the middle of the free-throw line area. If 2 doesn’t get the pass in, 4 flare-screens for 2 at the top of the key and can cut to the basket if the defender helps on 2.

The Finish: The inbounder could have a few options here if he really reads the defense in this situation. He can look for 3 for a three-point field goal on the nearside or he can hit 2 with a skip pass on the opposite side behind the arc. Also, 4 may be open for a three-point try at the top of the key.

 

The previous plays can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 50 Sensational Sideline Inbounds Plays.” Check out our entire Winning Hoops library by clicking here.




A Trio of Under-the-Basket Inbounds Plays to Net Easy Scores

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This week’s playbook breakdown features three plays stemming from an under-the-basket inbounds situation that requires a quick basket. These plays offer options against a man-to-man defense and a zone defense, and can also net easy layups or high-percentage jumpers.

Two High-Efficiency Plays – By Ron Righter – Head Coach at Clarion University

Vs. Man-to-Man Defense

The Set-Up: This play allows for an effective set-up of a 3-point shot. The 1 player will inbound the ball while 2, 3, 4 and 5 set up in a box formation around the paint. 5 and 3 will set a double screen for 2 in the lane, while 2 sprints around the screens and across the foul line and flares out to the corner for a jumper.

The Finish: 1 pass-fakes to 4, who makes a fake cut to the hoop before sprinting out to the near corner, and 2 sets up the defense by cutting to the ball and then comes off the double screen for the corner jump shot. After 1 pass-fakes to 4, he hits 2 in the corner for the open look.

 

Vs. Zone Defense

The Set-Up: 1 inbounds the ball while the other players line up across the foul line. 3, 4 and 5 set screens for 2, who steps beyond the three-point arc for the jumper after receiving an over-the-top pass from 1. When the triple screen is made, 2 really must sell the fake in order to create the necessary separation.

The Finish: 1 passes the ball to the spot and 2 fakes cutting to the ball before ducking back out to the top of the key as 3,4 and 5 close the gap with screens. 2 receives the pass from 1 and takes the open jumper from up top.

 

Play America – By Gene Keady, Former Head Coach at Purdue University

The Set-Up: 1 has the ball on the baseline while 5 and 2 start out on the opposite low blocks. 4 is at the side of the foul line on the same side as the ball. 3 is at the top of the key. 2 then pops across the lane on a diagonal. 2 and 5 next set staggered screens for 4. 4 then uses both screens and breaks hard to the basket around the backside. After 4’s break, 2 then curls around 5 and looks for the ball while rolling backside to the hoop.

The Finish: 1 passes to either 4 on the initial backside roll or dishes off to 2, who curls around 5 after setting the screen. 4 and 2 are the top options here and 3 is the safety valve up at the top of the key.

 

The previous drills can be found on Championship Productions’ DVD “Over 70 Baseline and Under the Basket In-Bounds Plays” featuring Michael Podoll of Winning Hoops. Click here to see the entire “Best of the Best” Winning Hoops Set.




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