Quick Hitters for the 5-Out Offense

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First read 5-Out Open Post Motion Offense. Here are several quick hitting actions for the 5-out offense. The first set of plays is from coach Travis Steele, Xavier U.

"Stagger"

"Stagger", "Lob", "Boston" and "Boomerang" are all related. In the 5-out set, the ball is reversed to O2 on the left wing (diagram 1). O1 and O5 set a staggered-away down-screen for O3. O3 cuts for the pass from O2 and 3-point shot (diagram 2).

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Stagger 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Stagger

"Lob"

This action starts the same as "Stagger" as the ball is reversed to the left wing (diagram 3). O1 and O5 set the staggered down-screen for O3, and O3 cuts to the top. O1 back-screens for O5 who cuts, looking for the lob pass from the wing (diagram 4).

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Lob 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Lob

"Boston"

In "Boston", O1 passes to O5 (diagram 5), who passes to O4. O1 and O5 look like they are going to stagger-screen for O3, but instead O3 curls around O1 and could be open for the pass and inside shot. O5 down-screens for O1 (diagram 6), and O1 cuts to the top for the pass and 3-point shot.

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Boston 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Boston

"Boomerang"

This also starts like "Stagger". O1 reverses the ball (diagram 7). O1 and O5 stagger-away for O3, who cuts to the top (diagram 8) for the pass from O2. O3 immediately passes back to O2, and O2 looks to attack with the dribble (diagram 9).

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Boomerang 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Boomerang 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Boomerang

"Flare"

This simple action has O1 passing to O5 (diagram 10), as O3 sets a flare-screen for O2. O5 passes over the top to O2 for the 3-point shot.

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Flare

Note: there are more 5-out Xavier plays (Rip, STS, Brush, Zoom, and Zoom-reject) in the members section.


"Georgia"

This 5-out play is from Lennie Acuff, Lipscomb University Head Coach (video below). O1 passes to O5, and O5 passes to O3 (diagram 21). O5 screens for O1 and O1 curls for the pass from O3. If not open, O1 moves to the left corner as O4 moves up. O5 pops out and gets the pass from O3 (diagram 22). O5 dribbles at O3 for a dribble hand-off (diagram 23).

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Georgia 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Georgia 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Georgia

O3 then looks to attack or shoot (diagram 24), or to pass to O5 rolling inside, or O2 spotting up for a kick-out pass. After the dribble hand-off, if O5 pops out (instead of cutting inside), O4 reads this and cuts sharply inside to the hoop (diagram 25).

5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Georgia 5-Out Quick Hitter Play - Georgia


See the complete article in the members section. The complete article also includes these plays:
  • "Rip"
  • "STS"
  • "Brush"
  • "Zoom"
  • "Zoom Reject"


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