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Quick hitters
Lob options


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Options for lob-pass quick hitters.

1) For 4

a) Flarescreen weakside

5 demands the ball on the pass to 2, 3 flarescreens for 4 on the return pass to 1.

See Horns early 4 lob (3 backscreens for 4).

San Antonio Spurs - 1 passes to 2 and cuts to the ballside corner, 2 looks for the lob to 4, on a pass to 3 at the top, 4 cross-screens for 5, who goes low.

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b) Flarescreen ballside

5 comes ballside, 2 cuts baseline to the ballside corner, 1 flarescreens for 4 on the pass to 3,

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c) Carolina backscreen

5 follows the ball as it is reversed, 2 backscreens for 4 when the ball is passed to 3.

See Fast breaks - North Carolina.

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d) Laker lob

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4 has the ball, passes to 3, 2 clears hard to the ballside corner, 4 runs off 5's backscreen.

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2) For 2 or 3

a) Pistol up

1 passes to 2 and follows for a handback, 5 screens for 3 cutting to the baseline corner, 4 screens for 2.

See Horns 23 Argentina handback, South Florida handback, Quick hitter - Handback to flarescreen, also Offence - European (play 9) - among the plays that start with a pass, the most common one used is a clear-out or isolation play that starts with a hand-off pass between the guards, followed by a flarescreen.

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b) Maccabi Tel Aviv

4 pins down for 3 then posts, 1 passes to 3 and follows for a handback, 2 cuts to the ballside corner, 5 comes up to screen for 3.

Option - 4 screens for 2.

See Quick hitters - Maccabi Tel Aviv.




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3) For 1

a) Hustle

See Petitgoue open-post (Hustle), instead of a handback and screen for 3, 5 backscreens for 1.

Fast breaks - Versoix specials (Trail pin-down) - 2 runs the baseline using 5 and 4, 5 screens for 1, and can ballscreen for 3 if there is no pass.

Also see Offence - Arizona 1-4 and Fast breaks - Florida 2005.


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4) For 5

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Phoenix - 1 passes to 3 coming off 4's downscreen, cuts up the middle of the lane as 2 clears to the ballside corner, then turns and backscreens for 5, who steps out as if getting a reversal pass from 3, then cuts off the backscreen to the rim.

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