Kentucky Screen & Roll with Weak Baseline Floater

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Name of Play Kentucky Screen & Roll with Weak Baseline Floater
Nickname of Play "Fist"
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Offensive Set Play
Most appropriate age range(s) High School, College or Above
Best used against 2-3 Zone

Setup

  • O5 starting by moving from the corner to the low block area underneath the ball.
  • Get the ball to your best all around scorer (O1)
  • Shooters O2 and O3 spread out wide preferably a few steps behind the three point line. Shooters can step into a skip pass or a kick out.
  • O4 is in the weak side corner. O5 and O4 can alternate if the ball is on the opposite side.
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Execution

In execution it's a rather simple spread screen and roll play but what's so important is the size and athleticism of Kentucky crashing from the weak side baseline. The perimeter defense has to respect O2 and O3 as shooters, defend the screen and roll, and most difficult of all guard and box out O4. Often the player on the basket line has to step up to stop dribble penetration and this allows O4 to step in unless the defense rotates down to "help the helper".

  • Player from the strong side corner, generally a post player, will come up to set the inside screen for O1.
  • O1 will make a screen and roll read, O5 will roll or fade.
  • O4 looks to sneak underneath the defense for either a pass or weak side crash for an offensive rebound.


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