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3-line drive and kick


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Canada Basketball Technical Manual

a) Penetration from the top

Three lines, 2 and 3 don't have balls. 1 makes a right-hand drive, 2 rotates behind for a pass, 1 cuts to the corner for a pass from 4 and shoots.

2 waits for one second, drives the lane, 3 rotates behind for a pass, waits for one second, drives for a pull-up jump shot, 2 cuts to the corner for a pass from 5 and shoots.

1-2-3 rebound and change lines, 6-4-5 go next.

In a game, 2 reads that X2 helps across on 1's drive and rotates behind the drive. If 2 moves before 1 crosses the foul line, X2 could guard both players at once. If X2 helps up, 2 would slide to the corner or backcut if the post is open.

1 tries to pass to 2 with his inside (left) hand. A jump stop is not recommended because it is a slower pass, allows the defence to anticipate the pass, and it takes longer for 1 to vacate the key.

It is very important that 2 show an intent to shoot before penetrating to avoid driving into an already-collapsed defence, and to give 1 time to vacate. By showing shot, 2 can see open teammates and attack a defender who is closing out. Penetrate pass-pass is desirable.

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b) Middle penetration

1 drives middle, 3 rotates behind for a pass, 1 cuts to the corner for a pass and shot, 3 waits for one second and drives the lane, passes to 2 rotating behind for a shot, 3 cuts to the corner.

4-5-3 will go next.

See Shooting - Penetration, 3-on-0 kick-out.

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(Variations)

Three lines, 2 and 3 start in the corners and will lift (kick up) to the foul-line extended, 1 starts in a slot (guard spot).

a) Right-hand drive from the top

1 drives, stops in the drop zone, 2 kicks up for a pass, 1 replaces 2 in the corner, gets a pass from 4 for a shot (not shown), 2 drives middle, 3 kicks up for a pass and shot (or pull-up), 2 cuts to the corner for a pass from 5 for a shot.

4 and 5 will follow their passes to the corners and go next with 6.

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b) Middle drive

1 drives middle (left hand), 3 kicks up for a pass, 1 replaces 3 and gets a pass from 5 for a shot, 3 drives middles, 2 kicks up for a pass and shot, 3 cuts to the corner for a pass from 4 and a shot.

Unlike (b) above, all three players shoot.

See Tactics - Matt Bollant dribble-drive, Dribble-drive motion, Shooting - Dribble-drive.up

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