|Press breaks |
These are specials out of the Versoix press break. 5 is facing the baseline, in a position to turn and screen for 1, 4 starts on the left side (see Bill Self).
4 calls the number of an attacker who breaks long. Optionally start with 2 and 3 back at the foul-line extended for a 1-4 set, and/or have 4 on the right side.
Hofstra - from a 1-4 set with a defender on the inbounder and the other four players face-guarded, 4 calls a player's number, all players take one or two hard steps towards the ball, then the player whose number was called sprints upcourt for a baseball pass.
a) Flyer 1
3 and 2 break back, as 4 crosses the far lane line, 5 drop steps to screen for 1, who takes one or two steps towards the ball then breaks long.
Rick Majerus Flyer 11 - the defence is face fronting, 1 takes one step towards the ball then goes deep, all other players come up to the ball. Also Flyer 22 and 33.
b) Flyer 2
When 4 runs the baseline, 2 takes two steps towards the ball, makes a crossover step and goes long.
Bill Self.- when 4 runs the baseline and 2 is denied, on a signal (e.g., eye contact) 2 can take two steps towards the ball (right-left), then make a crossover step and go long (a v-cut).
Billy Donovan - from a 1-4 set, 4 inbounds on the right, 2 breaks back then goes long.
c) Flyer 3
Bill Self - this can be done by 3 if he is denied but usually happens with 2
d) Flyer 5
2 comes up hard and stays, 5 acts like he is going to screen then 1 screens for 5 to go long.
See Bill Self special 2, LSU one down, Falcon Atom.
Billy Donovan - 1-4 set, 5 screens across for 1 then breaks long.
Old Dominion Line
- if the press brings up five players, it's an automatic, the screener will go long.
2) Five down
The inbounds passer is pressured.
3 comes up, 4 runs the baseline, 2 comes up, 1 runs behind the baseline for a pass, 5 screens for 4 to go long.
See LSU Five down.
- 2 and 3 sprint all the way to the baseline, see Jamie Angeli man on the ball
- start from a 4-across set.
1 inbounds to 5 (or 3) and cuts for a return pass.
Variation - 1 just steps inbounds for a back pass.
3) Screen and break back
Defenders are face-guarding.
3 stays, 4 runs the baseline, 2 stays, 5 screens for 1, both players break back wide to the baseline.
2 comes back to the middle, 1 cuts up the sideline on an inbounds pass to 2.
1 goes long if 2 is denied in the middle.
Option - 1 can break to the left corner, then 3 would cut to the middle.
See Press breaks - Old Dominion regular, also Lakers, Canada and Falcon.
Hofstra - 1 and 5 walk their men to the baseline, reverse pivot and seal for an inbounds pass over the top. If 4 can't pass to 1 or 5, 3 cuts hard to the top of the key for a pass.