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Shooting
Fill cuts


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2 passes to 1 cutting across for a shot. 1 rebounds and goes to the other line with the ball. 2 is the next shooter, cutting for a pass from 4. For other options see Shooting - Jumper 5, 5star on the move (e.g., reverse dribble into a layup, one-dribble pull-ups), also Tom Crean fill cuts, Pitt sweep series, Layups - Kiwi-cutting, Post play - Double cuts.
 
Options

- balls in one line only
- coach stands under the basket, one arm up means shoot, pointing to the floor on one side means drive that side
- coach stands below the foul line, shoot if coach steps back, or if coach has one foot forward, drive that side
- replace coach with a defender, go live (shooter can cut backdoor).

See Dribbling - Chair drill, Make-a-move, Pasquali reaction (option d).
 
Ian MacKinnon - four players use two balls, work on a sweep series.
 
Chris Mooney - three balls on one side, players from the other line shoot 3s from the top of the key.

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2
To get shots off more quickly, cutters should not get in the way of the next cutter or the next passer. Here there is a line of players low on one side, perimeter players there can pretend to use a screen and fade, curl or pop for a pass, post players can make an inside move or turnaround shot, or get a pass at the short corner or high post.

See Shooting - Jenkins fill cuts, 5star foul-line flash, Post play - 5star post flash.

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Kevin Bellamy - one line comes high (e.g., using a staggered screen), the other line drifts to the corner. One team at each basket, score 2 points for a make beyond the three-point line and 1 point inside, first team to 15 points.

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4
Put one line in the corner and the other up top. Options include catch and shoot, drive middle or baseline for a layup or pull-up, with a sweep, shot fake or jab step. See Shooting - 2 line make 7, Pop-out.

If the top line is in the middle, the players can go over the top for the shot or under for a curl-in jumper or post-up.

Bob Hurley - 2 wide shooting - use 5 balls, corner players blast cut for a catch and shoot, players at the top of the key step toward the wing then flash backdoor for a pass. Rebound your own shot and dribble out to the other line (where the pass came from).

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5
Putting players in one corner and the opposite wing can be used to shoot off ballcuts from the weakside, or zone attack post x-cuts (see post hoop cuts). Also see Shooting - 6-spot, Pistons bust-up.

When players are on both sides of the floor, players go to either side of the passing line to get different shots.

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6
Put one line near the basket to work on square-up or high-post shooting (or they can move out to the short corner for a pass, or L-cut for a pass on the wing). Note that if 3 did not move to get a pass, he would partly block 2's passing angle.
 
See Shooting - Quick square-ups, 6-spot, Post play - Sweep from flash, High posts.

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7
Here there are lines on both wings, players cut to the corner for a skip pass.

See Shooting - Team skip pass.

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8
Lines in both corners, players cut to the wings.

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9
Flarescreen shooting, lines in both slots.

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10
Bring the lines out to halfcourt to work on transition shooting (optionally cutters cross for passes, see Shooting - 5star X, Layups - Kiwi cutting).

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