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Layups
4-out drive and kick


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Drive-and-kick layups from 4-out spacing. A ballhandler drives the lane, passes to a shooter spacing on the drive, exit cuts, and becomes the next shooter (or optionally have two players in the shooting line to speed up the drill).

Progressions

- shots or layups
- the exit cutter gets a return pass
- close out, live 1 on 1.

See Tactics - 4-out 1-in drive and kick, 1 on 1 - Drive and kick.

1) Fill behind

a) From a guard spot, 1 drives with either hand, 4 fills behind, 1 pivots, passes to 4 in the bail-out spot, 4 drives for a layup, 1 replaces 4.

Continue, change sides.

See Shooting - Calipari two-ball, 5star dribble drive, Dribble-drive.

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b) From a wing, 2 drives with either hand, reverse pivots, passes to 1 filling behind, and replaces 1, who drives for a layup.

Option - use both sides, shooters rebound and change sides with the ball.
 
Fabienne Blizzard - 2 drives baseline and passes to 1 filling behind for a shot, progression - 2 drives middle, 1 spaces away (widens the drive).

See Fast break - Continuous flow, Outlet series, Shooting - Kick-out close-out, Layups - Blast cuts.

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Variations

- balls start in the guard spot, 2 blast cuts for a pass from 1, drives, passes back to shooter 1 filling behind, 2 exit cuts, 1 and 2 rebound and switch lines

- 2 exit cuts for a return pass and shot.
 
See Shooting - Pivot kick.

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2) Kickups, Backcuts

From a guard spot, 1 drives with his outside hand, jumps stops, 2 kicks up for a pass, finishes with a layup, 1 replaces 2 in the corner. Use both sides.

Progressions

- 2 makes a backdoor cut.

- 1 drives middle with his inside hand, 2 is in the left corner, kicks up for a pass, or backcuts.

See Layups - Vance Walberg drop, Shooting - 5star dribble drive, Pre-game.

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3) Kick-out passes

a) From a wing, 2 drives baseline, makes a pass to 3 drifting baseline, and replaces 3.

Continue, change sides.

See Shooting - Kick-out close-out, Penetration, 3-on-0 kick-out.

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b) 2 drives middle, passes to 3, who curls behind, backcuts, or widens the drive.

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c) 2 drives baseline, passes to 4, who starts in the weakside guard spot and moves to 45 degrees or 90 degrees for a pass.

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d) 2 drives middle, 4 widens the drive or curls behind.

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