Elbow Cross Screen to Weak Side Middle Flash Breaker

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Name of Play Elbow Cross Screen to Weak Side Middle Flash Breaker
Nickname of Play N/A
Is the play situational? Yes
Type of Play Press Break
Most appropriate age range(s) Youth, Middle School, High School
Best used against Man to Man
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Setup

  • O1 and O2 should be on the elbows.
  • O3 as the inbounder.
  • O4 and O5 just below half court in the running lanes.
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Execution

  • The player on the strong side elbow should screen away making sure to screen the defender not the spot. The screener O1 should seal the player they screen and come back to the ball.
  • If entry cannot be made to O1 or O2, the two players near half court should have a 3-4 second timer before flashing to the basketball and making the outlet pass to a guard.
  • O3 is the trailer and should stay on the weak side about 3-4 feet behind the basketball.

The most important part of this basic press break is the opposite side forward making a flash into the middle, turning up the court, and making the best available pass to a player in the running lane. If the middle flash is not available the guard should reverse the ball, the original flasher returns home, and the new opposite side player makes the flash.

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