Minimum 7 players, shown with 9, not in teams. 1-2-3 attack 4-5. 8-9 are at outlet positions (sideline, foul line extended). 6-7 are the next defenders.
Option - 6 and 7 wait near midcourt, or on the sideline, until the attack against them begins.
On a stop or score, 4 or 5 outlet to 8 and attack 6-7. One player out of 1-2-3 leaves to the outlet position, the other two remain on the court to defend the next attack (optionally waiting in or first touching the centre circle).
Option - the last attacker to touch the ball goes off (Herb Brown).
With only 8 players, player 1 would go to the outlet position at the other end. With 7 players, the shooter attacks the other way with the two defenders (no outlet).
- 2 on 1 - 4 on 3 - attackers can't dribble in the frontcourt.