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Passing
3-man weave to centre


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A halfcourt 3-man weave series can be used as part of pre-game warm-up, or in practice when only half the court is available.

Start from the baseline with a weave to halfcourt using three passes, 1 makes the first pass and gets the third pass, 2 and 3 change sides.

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a) One layup

Weave back using three passes, 1 makes a layup, the three players go off and change lines, 4-5-6 go next.

Variations

- 1 takes an outside shot
- 3 closes out to contest 1's shot.

For other options see Defending - Weakside close-out, and Rebounding - 3-man weave to blockout, 3-line passing to 1 on 1 on 1, Gorilla.

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b) Three layups

1 takes a layup, last passer 3 keeps going to touch the far sideline, 2 rebounds.

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2 passes to 3 for a layup, follows his pass to touch the sideline and come back.

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1 rebounds 3's shot and passes to 2 for a layup.

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c) Three shots

5 and 6 have balls, 1-2-3 weave to halfcourt and back, 1 takes a layup, 2 and 3 get passes for outside shots.
 
Ian MacKinnon - use only two passes going out and one pass coming back, 1 takes the layup (speed up the drill), variation - three passes out, one coming back.

See Shooting - 5-ball, 3-ball (halfcourt), 3-ball.


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d) 2-on-1

1-2-3 weave to halfcourt, 1 puts the ball down then defends against 2 and 3, play to a stop or score (or just one shot).

Variation - 1 attacks against 2 and 3.

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Other options

e) 3-on-0 fast break

1-2-3 weave to halfcourt then return on a fast break, e.g., 1 dribbles up the middle, passes to 2 and goes ballside for a return pass, or 2 drives and kicks to 1 or 3 spacing on the penetration.

See Fast break - 3-line break, Passing - Auriemma 3-line.

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f) 3-on-2

The shooter and last passer stay to defend 4-5-6, who weave to halfcourt then attack the basket coming back.

See Fast break - Halfcourt 3 on 2 series, and Transition - 3 on 2 halfcourt (animal), Halfcourt weave to 3 on 2.

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