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Basketball Play - 1-3-1 Motion Offense, "1"

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Run this motion offense against a man-to-man defense. Also read "Motion Offense Concepts".

Use a 1-3-1 set. O1 is at the point, O2 and O3 are on the wings, O5 is high post and O4 is low block (see diagram A).

O1 starts the play on either side by passing to either O3 or O2. O4 goes to the opposite block from the ball (see diagram B).



O5 sets pick for O1. O1 cuts around the pick on the ball side. O3 can pass to the cutting O1 who can take it for the lay-up or shot.




1-3-1 motion offense, play 1

If O1 does not get the pass, he/she continues through and sets pick for O4 (Diagram C). O4 then cuts to the ball-side block to post up. Meanwhile, O5 drifts back to the free throw line, and O2 rotates out to the point.

O3 tries to pass to O4. O4 then makes a post move for the shot. If O4 shoots, O1 should get into rebounding position on the opposite side. If the ball is passed out, O1 goes out to the right wing.

O3 can pass to the cutting O1, or to the posting O4, or to O5 at the free throw line, or back out to O2. Or O3 can take an open shot.




1-3-1 motion offense, play 1