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Fast breaks
Xavier


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Secondary break plays from the Xavier newsletter, also see Offence - Xavier middle ballscreens.

1) Swing

1 passes to 4, 5 searches across the lane, 2 gets to the right block.

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4 passes to 3, 2 backscreens for 4 then pops out.

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On a pass to 2, 4 cross screens for 5, who goes low, 2 looks for 4 and 5 inside.

Variation - Regular break - 5 screens away for 4 while 3 has the ball.

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b) Paul Pierce

4 passes to 3, 2 backscreens for 4 then 5 screens in for 2.

UCLA - 3 dribbles middle and throws back to 2.

See Fast breaks - North Carolina (Screen the screener).

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2) Drag

1 passes to 4, 5 searches across, 2 gets to the block





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4 dribble handoffs to 1, 2 backscreens for 4 then pops out, 1 looks for the lob pass to 4.

If 1 throws back to 2, 4 button hooks in the post.

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Drag Hold

1 comes off the dribble handoff, 1 throws back to 4, 2 buttonhooks in the post for a pass from 4, with no backscreen.




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Drag Special

2 backscreens for 4 after the dribble handoff, 1 passes to 3, 5 circles up the lane and screens in for 2 (see Swing above).

Iverson - 5 screens in for 2, 3 runs the baseline using a screen from 4, 1 looks for 2 or 3.

See Fast breaks - Larry Brown secondary (Drag, Drag hold, and Drag special) - 4 ballscreens for 1 and pops, instead of a 1-4 pass and 4-1 dribble handoff.

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3) Thru

1 passes to 4 and cuts to the block on the other side.

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3 v-cuts for a pass from 4, 2 walks his man down and uses a stagger screen from 5 and 4.

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3 passes to 2, 5 and 4 stagger screen for 1.

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4) Backscreen stagger

1 passes to 2 and cuts to the weakside block, 4 replaces 1.

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2 passes to 4, 3 fills the top, 4 passes to 3, 1 pops out to the wing, 5 backscreens for 4.

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4 posts, 3 and 5 stagger screen for 2.

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5) Immediate stagger

5 runs to the weakside block, on ball reversal to 3, 1 and 4 stagger screen for 2.

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6) Stagger away

On ball reversal to 3, 1 and 4 stagger screen for 2, 5 flex screens for 2, if 2 uses the flex screen, 1 comes off 4 (shown).

See Tactics - Lawrence Frank ballscreens (Slice).

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7) Staggers

3 uses a wide pin-down screen from 4 (wait on the screen).

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5 and 4 stagger screen for 2, 1 begins his cut as 2 comes off 4.

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5 and 4 stagger screen for 1.

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8) Pin-down

3 pins down for 2.

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2 takes a bounce and looks for 3 on a slip.

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9) On makes

San Antonio Spurs. The ball is reversed to 3, 4 cuts through, 1 and 2 fill cut.



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The ball is swung to 4, 2 brush screens for 1 (Tony Parker).

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10) Flip

1 dribble handoffs to 2, 4 dives to the block, 3 comes high.

Entry variation - Baseline stagger flare - 1 shallow cuts 2 to the top for a pass, 4 sets a wide pin-down for 3.

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2 passes to 3 as 1 uses a stagger screen from 5 and 4, then 5 flarescreens for 2 (occupy the defence even more).

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11) Shallow

1 passes to 2 and shallow cuts to exchange with 4.



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a)

As the ball is passed back to 1, 5 walks up the lane line, 1 dribbles at 3 who backcuts then button hooks, 4 and 5 stagger screen for 2. 1 looks for 3 and 2.

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b) Shallow with shuffle

2 uses 4 and 5 and shuffle cuts across the lane to post, 3 keeps going to use a 4 and 5 stagger screen.

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12) Throwback

1 passes to 4, 5 searches across the lane, 1 gets to the right block.

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2 replaces 1 for a pass, 1 cross-screens for 5 then uses a screen by 4 and 3.

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