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7. Fast break, Offence, Press break

Fast break

  • Basic
    • rebound, outlet, fill the lanes, run hard
    • numbered break on a make or miss
  • Intermediate
    • escape & break-out dribble, first big, trail post, advance pass
  • Advanced
    • unstructured break on a miss

Offence

  • Basic
    • spacing and floor balance
    • triple threat
    • pass and basket cut
    • exit cut (space out then up), fill cut
    • pick and roll - come off to score, pass to screener
  • Intermediate
    • getting open - blast cut, v-cut
    • ball reversal
    • backcut on overplay
    • pass and corner cut, screen away, ballscreen
    • ballscreens
      • pick and pop
      • reject the screen, split
      • hard show - go around the screen defender (beat the coverage)
      • screen defender zones up - pull-up jumper, behind the back to the rim (split), inside-out and around
    • off-ball screens  - down, back, cross
    • downscreens
      • cutter - reject, tight curl, soft curl, pop, fade
      • screener - slip, or second cut opposite the cutter (one player to the rim, one to the ball)
    • dribble-at - hand-off, backcut, run around, turn the corner
    • dribble-push entry
    • post entry - a) passer - relocate, Laker cut or post split (screen away), b) high-post dive
    • create double and triple gaps for dribble penetration
    • dribble penetration - fill behind, baseline drive - baseline drift, middle drive - widen the drive or rotate behind (euro cut)
    • penetrate-pass-pass (make the extra pass)
  • Advanced
    • catch and go - attack on a catch (shoot, drive or pass)
    • attack mismatches
    • shot selection
    • pass and follow for a handback (outside, inside, rub cut)
    • flarescreen - passer, weakside
    • staggered, double, elevator screen
    • dribble loop - shallow cut, zipper cut
    • ballscreens
      • slip, re-screen (on-ball defender goes under, or over)
      • hard show - drag the screen defender, pass back
      • early split, shoot or attack from behind the screenup

Press break

  • Basic
    • point guard - sideline outlet position (not coffin corner)
    • meet a pass, face upcourt, strong pivot, sweep and rip (ball tough), attack on the dribble
    • inbounder - clear the backboard, trail ballside (reversal option) or clear out against man pressure
  • Intermediate
    • point guard - fake outside & attack middle, overplay - banana cut, back cut, spin and back cut
    • secondary receivers if point guard taken away
    • player in the middle of the press
    • full ball reversal
    • avoid trapping areas, pass before a trap can be set
    • pass fake
    • pass-pass after a trap
  • Advanced
    • inbounder - run the baseline (made basket), look deepup


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