Today's Quote: "The image of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat,to the point of exhaustion--when no one else is watching."
Two Baseline Out-of-Bounds Plays
Here are two simple baseline OB plays - "Clear" vs man-to-man defense and "Splitter" vs 2-3 zone defense.
This is a simple man-to-man play from coach Tom Izzo. Get the ball into your scorer, clear out the right side and let him/her attack. O1 lob passes to O4, as O5 clears to the left side. O4 shoots or attacks the rim. This is good when there are only a few seconds left in the period (or shot clock). Another option is a kickout pass to O3 and 3-pointer if the X3 defender drops inside.
Notice that the defense is aligned in a 2-3 zone (diagram A). O3 is the inbounder. O5 lines up above the blocks, between the X4 and X5 defenders. O4 stacks outside the X1 defender. O1 and O2 form a mini-stack above the X1 defender.
When O3 yells "go", O5 seals the inside defender. O2 (your best shooter) cuts around O4's screen to the ball-side corner. O2 could get the pass here and the three-point shot. If the X4 defender to moves out to defend O2, O4 slides down the lane into the gap for the pass and shot (diagram B). You should have a 2-on-1 situation with the X4 defender. Either O2 or O4 should be open.
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