PG Quick Post up play

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Name of Play PG Quick Post up play
Nickname of Play "High Stagger"
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Offensive Set Play
Most appropriate age range(s) Middle School, High School, College or Above
Best used against Man to Man


This play is run out of a 1-4 High set. Play is run for the ball handler up top, does not necessarily have to be the traditional PG.



This play has two parts that work very quickly together. At first, the ball handler up top should pick a side and dribble in that direction. The corresponding wing player on the strong side should look to set up their defender for a backdoor cut. The ball handler should look to split between the elbow and where the wing player was for the best passing angle for a bounce pass if you are able to hit that player going at the rim then it's a good look.

If the backdoor is not there:

  • The player who went backdoor should continue to the paint and then turn around heading back up halfway to the elbow.
  • The weak side elbow will pop up and receive a pass from the original ball handler.
  • The player who just made the pass will utilize a screen from the player on their elbow and then the player who made the backdoor cut also setting a screen in the mid-paint area creating a staggered screen.
  • The player using the screens will curl around to the block where they can receive a pass from the top. This cut is highlighted in green.]