Saturday, May 4, 2013
Along with today's playset, I would like to share one of my personal basketball terms named looper. The definition of a looper is someone that can weave in and out of traffic on the basketball court. Any open area to recieve the basketball, a looper will find that spot. Another commonly used basketball term that is similar to a looper is a slasher. Dwayne Wade, James Harden, and Manu Ginobili are some of the best loopers or slashers in the NBA. With or without the basketball, each of them can slip between any crack of the defense and find a way to score.
In the half court set, P1 is at the top of the key, P2/P3 cross sides making a loop around P4/P5. P1 passes to P2 side. P4 now sets a cross screen for P5 to post up on the opposite block (if open pass). Immediately after screen, P4 sets another screen for P3 to make a backdoor cut or lob. If covered, P3 continues and loops around P5 to the opposite corner. Last option is for P1. P4 set a down screen for P1 to curl off to receive the ball. After curl, P4 will set the last screen for P1.
Brandon "The Looper Hooper" Chappell
Elite Hoops Basketball