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Set Plays

Russia 2

The following is a set play the Russian Olympic team ran. The play begins with their small forward, O3, and centre, O5, in a stack at the foul line. 


Zipper Flare

The following set play takes advantage of a quality point guard.


Here is another set from the German Olympic Team. In transition, O1 enters the ball to O2, high at the wing, and cuts towards the weak side of the floor. O4 is trailing into the foul line area and sets a screen for O5 to curl over top of. O3 moves towards the weak side block.

Germany-Iverson Cut

One of the more popular wing entries is the "Iverson cut" where a perimeter player cuts from one side of the court to the other and receives a screen from a post player along the foul line.  The screen may be a single or double screen but it is designed to get an entry pass at the opposite wing. 


Russian Wheel

Here is a very popular set that the Russian Olympic team ran in Beijing. This set is designed to get the best player the ball.

Middle Ball Screens

Ball screens in the middle of the floor can be very effective against zone defences because, like good ball movement and screening action, they can force defenders out of their area of coverage. In these video clips Butler University makes great use of the ball screen at the top.