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Georgia Tech 4-out 1-in


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Paul Hewitt

Always fill the post and four perimeter spots (outside the arc). The post can backscreen to give up the post, and will usually screen for somebody after a two passes (e.g., ballscreen), then try to get out top. Use flare/back screens on the perimeter, and dribble hand-offs. If someone dribbles at you, you can instead backcut to a post-up if the block is open. Reverse the ball, it causes close-outs, attack the close-out (find the weak defender who closes out too slow or out of control). Rest outside the arc, inside you are cutting or posting.

With 4 players out, there are good lanes for offensive rebounding. Converting after a shot, rebound with 3 and a half players - 1 gets back, 2 goes to the foul line, or to the top of the circle against a team with a good fast break.

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Spacing on baseline penetration (drive to score, not explore).

The best times to drive are off ball reversal, a kick-out pass, or in transition. The inside-out 3-point shot is best, the transition 3 is OK, Hewitt doesn't want perimeter 3's (off the dribble or a lateral pass).

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Spacing on middle penetration. 3 dives, heels to the baseline, 1 and 4 move into vision.

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On a pass into the post, the passer screens away and can then bump out or basket cut weakside. There is also a weakside flare screen. The purpose is to give 5 time to make a post move.

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Here 5 backscreens to get of the post (after a couple of passes), then backscreens again to get out top. 3 flarescreens for 4 on the pass to 1. The screener's back determines where the cutter should go.

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4 drives at 3 who backcuts to a post-up (the block is open), 2 gets out of the post.

If X3 takes away the backdoor layup, 3 will automatically have a post-up under the basket, reverse pivoting on his inside foot [button hook].

If a defender gets in the passing lane to take away a dribble hand-off, go backdoor.

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The point guard can't pass and stand, it locks the floor. He can pass to the wing and cut through the seam to the ballside corner.

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On ball reversal, 3 attacks the close-out, looks to find daylight. Here 4 screens away for 2, optionally 2 and 4 could stagger screen for 1.

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Entries

a) Backdoor

1 dribbles at 4 who backcuts.

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1 dribble hand-offs with 2.

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b) Wrap to a fade

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