Posted by Brandon Chappell | Friday, April 5, 2013 | Category:
America is the land of basketball. Since James Naismith invented the game, basketball has expanded to a global stage. Last summer, the USA Men's Olympic Team brought home the gold metal, reassuring any doubt that America is the land of basketball.
Today I will add a counter offense to America’s Play (Screen the Screener) is one of the most popular and widely used basketball plays for all ages. First, player 1 has the ball at the top of the key while player 2-5 set up in a box set. Players 2 and 3 are on each side of the block and players 4 and 5 are on each side of the elbow. Player 1 dribbles the ball to the right wing. While in progress, player 2 sets a cross screen for player 3 to post up on the right block. Player 1 then has the option to pass to player 3. After player 2 sets the screen, player 4 and 5 sets a screen for player 2 to end up at the top of the key. Player 2 has the option to shoot the ball.
Now Player 2 dribbles the ball to the left wing and Player 5 comes to set a ball screen. Next, Player 4 will go to the baseline and set a double pick with Player 3 for a Player 1. Once Player 2 comes off the screen, Player 1 comes off the double screen. After Players 3/4 set the screen, each spreads the floor. Player 2 has the option to create for others in an isolation position back at the top of the key.
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This is one of my favorite plays because of all the action that is happening. Misdirection is the key, as well as timing on screen.