This play is a backdoor play to run out of transition.
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 is a good backdoor set right out of transition.
The 1 player will pass the ball to the 3 player on the wing and then cut through to the opposite block.
The 3 player will dribble down to the corner.
The 3 player will pass to the 4 player who will pass to the 2 player at the top of the key.
The 1 player is getting ready to set their defender up for the backdoor.
If the timing is right, the 1 player can time the cut where they do not have to stop.
The 2 player will dribble hard at the 1 player who will execute the backdoor cut.
Timing and execution of the backdoor are critical to the success of the play.
The 5 player will flash up the lane to occupy their defender by taking away the closest help defender.
If the backdoor cut is not available, the 4 and 5 players will set a stagger screen for the 3 player.
This is a good option because X3 might try to help on the backdoor cut.
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