Basketball Plays: Middle Ball Screen on Catch

Today’s post shows 2 middle ball screen sets where the screen is set for a player catching a pass forcing their defender to close out and immediately get hit with a ball screen.

These plays are included in the Basketball HoopScoop’s Comprehensive Ball Screen Playbook (written by Trey Watts).

It is a part of this week’s featured eBook bundle.

Click for information on how to purchase The Comprehensive Ball Screen and Hybrid Princeton Offense eBook bundle.

On both plays, you might need to take only a part of the play, change the positions of the players, change the angles of the cuts or screens to fit what you need.

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Tiger

tiger1

 

1 passes to 4 at the top of the key.

4 reverses the ball to 2.

5 steps out and screens for 1 who cuts toward the opposite block.

 

 

 

 

tiger2

 

1 changes direction and back screens for 4.

5 moves to the middle of the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

tiger3

 

2 passes to 1.

5 screens for 1 on the catch then rolls.

4 replaces at the top after the ball screen;

 

 

 

Box

box1

 

4 cuts to the wing and receives a pass from 1.

After passing to 4, 1 cuts through to the ball side corner.

5 sets a cross screen for 2.

 

 

 

 

box2

 

2 curls the cross screen.

3 Flashes to the top.

4 passes to 3.

 

 

 

 

box3

 

2 spaces to the arc in the right corner.

5 steps up and ball screens for 3 on the catch.

 

 

The plays are included in the Basketball HoopScoop’s Comprehensive Ball Screen Playbook (written by Trey Watts).

It is a part of this week’s featured eBook bundle.

Click for information on how to purchase The Comprehensive Ball Screen and Hybrid Princeton Offense eBook bundle.

On both plays, you might need to take only a part of the play, change the positions of the players, change the angles of the cuts or screens to fit what you need.

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