Double Cross Screen

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Name of Play Double Cross Screen
Nickname of Play Across
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Baseline Inbound
Most appropriate age range(s) Youth, All
Best used against Man to Man

Setup

  • Standard Baseline Inbound box set with post players on the block areas.
Double Cross Screen Seq1.jpg

Execution

  • Both O2 and O4 set a cross screen for O1 and O5 respectively. O1 should try to stay along the foul line extended as the paint will generally be crowded.
  • O2 and O4 should seal the player they screen by opening to the basket with their outside foot and looking back to the inbounder for a possible open shot.

Variaton

  • An alternate option to having the screening players immediately seal is to have O2 screen up for O4.
Double Cross Screen Seq2.jpg
  • The opposite is also possible, with O4 screening down for O2 who should use the down screen to head towards the top of the key.