Screen Read Option to get shot for Baseline Inbounder

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Name of Play Screen Read Option for Baseline Inbounder
Nickname of Play Read
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Baseline Inbound
Most appropriate age range(s) High School, College or Above
Best used against Man to Man


This play is run out of a 4 Low baseline set.


Put your best shooter in a position to score by having them inbound the ball and letting them read how the defender is playing them. In this play we allow the inbounder to make a read.

  • Strong side block - usually a post player, will pop up to the elbow to receieve the ball.
  • Strong side corner sets a screen for the inbounder for Option 1 which is a pop out for a 3 point shot in the corner.
  • Weak side block takes a few steps back, then screens in the middle of the paint for the inbounder as the first player in a staggered screen.
  • Weak side corner should head up to the weak side elbow, then set a screen as the second person in the staggered screen.
  • Option 2 is if the inbounder reads the defender playing straight on or slightly to the outside, to utilize the staggered screen in the paint to make a curl cut off the screen to get a jump shot near the top of the key.