1 - 4 High UCLA Cut Motion
|Name of Offense||1 - 4 High UCLA Cut Motion|
|Type of Offense||Motion Offense|
|Most appropriate age range(s)||High School, College or Above|
|Best used against||Any|
This motion is run out of a 1-4 High set.
- Both wings should look to make a V-Cut to get open. If the defense is strongly denying the pass to the wing the player should make a backdoor cut and replace to the opposite side. The opposite wing will fill up to where the point originally was.
- After making the pass to the wing the guard at the top of the key should make a UCLA Cut and continue through to the weak side.
- Once the PG has passed by and rubbed past the post player at the elbow the strong side high post player should set a cross screen. We utilize several options off this screen:
Alternate Scoring Options
Here are a few basic scoring motions that should not be forgotten in the UCLA motion.
The Quick Backdoor
Against overplaying denial defense have your wing players set up the man with a strong flash to the ball, then sharply make a backdoor cut. The PG should make a short dribble push to the player to set up the passing angle if you plan this ahead of time.
The Post Slip
If the help side defense guarding the players on the weak side of the court is neglecting to watch ball and man, have your wing player fade to the corner then make a strong baseline cut underneath the defense and establish strong on the block looking for a quick feed.
Post "Screen Outs"
Utilize your post players on the perimeter by having them "screen out". Wing players can set up their man by flashing to the ball then utilizing a back screen from a post player, or curl in front of the screen if the player tries to fight through. Teach your players how to read if a defender goes underneath or a defender tries to chase as this will make a difference in how they want to use a screen.