Pick and Roll Offense: Options for the Ball Screener


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Pick and Roll Offense: Options for the Screener

1. Screen placement on the floor

2. Options out of the Pick and Roll for the Screener

3. Suggestions for personnel in the Ball Screen Offense

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Pick and Roll Offense: Options for the Ball Screener

  1. 1. Basic Principles of the Ball Screen Offense<br />Screen Location<br />Options of the Screener<br />
  2. 2. Location of Ball Screens<br />Ball Screens can be set in three main locations on the floor:<br />High Ball Screen<br />Wing Ball Screen<br />Elbow Ball Screen<br />
  3. 3. High Ball Screen<br />High Ball Screen is set at the top of the key or higher<br />The screen can be angled or flat<br />Floor must be spaced to give the Ball Screen room to operate<br />The above action by #1 and #5 is an example of a high ball screen set above the top of the key. Notice the spacing of the other three offensive players.<br />
  4. 4. Wing Ball Screen<br />Set at the foul line extended on or one step beyond the three point line<br />Can also be angled or flat<br />Isolate the two man game on one side of the floor<br />The above action by #2 and #5 is an example of the Wing Ball Screen. Notice the spacing and isolation of the ball screen on the side of the floor.<br />
  5. 5. Elbow Ball Screen<br />Set at the elbow on the floor (the spot where the foul line and the lane line meet)<br />Must be spaced properly<br />Often the most difficult ball screen to defend<br />The above action by #2 and #5 is an example of the Elbow Ball Screen (or “Horns” Screen). The diagram does not place #3 in the ball side corner, outside the 3pt line or #4 in the opposite deep short corner for spacing.<br />
  6. 6. Options for the Screener out of the Ball Screen<br />Pick and Roll<br />Pick and Pop<br />Pop and Drive<br />
  7. 7. Pick and Roll<br />If your screener is a good post player, he can roll to the basket<br />Screener can ball screen the ball handler’s man and then roll to the rim<br />We teach screen and sprint to the rim, find the ball, and then work in the post<br />After #1 comes out of #5’s ball screen, #5 sprints directly to the rim, finds the basketball, and then works for position in the post<br />
  8. 8. Pick and Pop<br />If your screener is a good shooter, he can “pop” off the screen for an open shot<br />After screening, the screener will step to an open area and prepare to receive a pass for a shot<br />Step #1: Ball Screen<br />Step #2: Pop off Screen and Pass back to #5<br />
  9. 9. Pop and Drive<br />If your screener is good at driving the basketball, he can pop and drive to the rim<br />Ball Screen, Pop, Pass back, and Drive<br />Step #1: Ball Screen<br />Step #2: Pass to #5<br />Step #3: Drive to Rim<br />
  10. 10. Reasons to use the Ball Screening Game<br />Defense must chose to either stop the drive or stop the roller, leaving one open<br />Forces help and recover situations<br />Reduces turnovers<br />Results in good shot selection<br />Provides for good spacing on the floor<br />