This play is a pick and roll slip play
Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read submits two plays each month from his book The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays
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.
The 5 player will step out to get the pass from the 1 player.
The 3 player will cut to the wing and the 2 player will cut to the corner.
The 1 player will screen down for the 4 player.
The 4 player will pop out for the pass and then reverse the ball to the 1 player.
The 4 player will sprint over to set the screen and then execute a slip cut to the basket for the layup.
X4 is in a great position to defend the pick and roll but also in danger of getting beat on the slip.
X5 is usually looking to help on the slip if they are aware.
The 5 player will sprint over to set the ball screen right behind the 4 player, which will usually
If X5 does help on the slip, the 1 player should be able to come off the pick and roll clean for the jump shot.
X5 will be late to recover. X5 cannot help on the slip and cover the pick and roll at the same time.
X5 has to make a decision on what to cover!!
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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“THE GAME IS ALWAYS CHANGING? ARE YOU?” Vonn Read
Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays