4 Out Scissor Cut

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Name of Play Baseline Inbound 4 Out Scissor Cut
Nickname of Play
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Baseline Inbound
Most appropriate age range(s) All
Best used against Any


  • 4 players out -two on the wing and two at the top of the key.


  • X1 makes a diagonal cut at the weak side block trying to draw contact and defenders.
  • X2 cuts shortly after X1 and uses X1 as a rub screen, looking for an open layup or jump shop on the strong side.
  • X3 leaves shortly after X2, making a cut across the paint to the weak side.
  • X4 fades back to the strong side key as a safety.