This play is designed to use against teams that go under on ball screens. It was contributed by Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read.
Coach Vonn Read has submitted several plays from his playbook series The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays to the Coaching Toolbox.
If you can’t use this exact play with your personnel, I hope it gives you some ideas on what you can do to play to your players’ strengths when you are playing a team that goes under on ball screens.
Coach Read has also served as an assistant coach in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Orlando Miracle, and San Antonio Silver Stars.
He was an advanced scout for the Orlando Magic as well as The Charlotte Sting.
This is a Re-pick set to take advantage of teams that go under on ball screens
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The 5 player will run up to set the ball screen, allowing X1 to go under.
The 4 player will cut to the elbow area.
As soon as X1 goes under the screen, both the 4 and 5 players will set a double stack ball screen for the 1 player on the cutback dribble.
Again, this play is used against teams that go under on ball screens.
X1 utilizing the “Under” scheme will now have to fight under 2 ball screens, which gives the 1 player a wide open 3 pointer, elbow jumper or drive layup.
If either post defender hedges out, the 1 player can throwback to the 4 player popping, looking for the 3-pointer or high low pass.
Coach Read has also put together The Basketball Encyclopedia of plays. You can check them out here: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays or read more about the books:
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Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays