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Cross screen down screen basketball plays are great because they make the defense choose between whether they are going to help on the first cross screen action and let the shooter come off open for the shot, or whether they are going to give up a deep post catch.
The key to these types of basketball plays is setting really good screens, and then reacting out of them. If the player setting the first cross screen sets a really good screen then he/she is most likely going to end up with a good shot at the end of the play. Without a good screen the defense does not have any dilemma, and the play is now easy to guard.
All of these basketball plays listed here have video of the actual play, and then written text that breaks down the play and gives pointers about how to execute it the correct way. Find the right cross screen down screen basketball plays for your team, and use them to help get your team good looks at the basket.
As mentioned before a big key to this type of offense is having your players set good screens for each other. It is the basketball coaches job to make sure that the players first know how to do this, and then secondly understand the importance of it. Another big key besides setting good screens, is the pass. The passer needs to make sure that as the cross screen and down screen are being executed he/she is ready to hit the open teammate. If the pass is late, the defense will be able to recover and the shot will either be contested, or be taken away altogether.
Being able to come off of a down screen for a shot, is not always the easiest thing for younger players to do. They really need to focus in on their footwork, and getting squared up to the basket before the shot. We offer several drills to work on this in our basketball shooting drills section, and there are also multiple footwork drills that can be found under our basketball workouts category.
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This down screen play is run by the Boston Celtics and it is designed to have the shooter set a screen and then receive a screen for a shot.
This Boston Celtics play is designed to get a quick hitter quality shot by screening the screener and hopefully taking advantage of poor defensive positioning.
This cross screen down screen play is all going to depend on the shooter setting a quality screen before getting a screen.
This post up play is designed to get a deep catch in the block area for one of your big men, or a wing player that has a size advantage.
This cross screen play is designed to get your team a high percentage finish right at the basket.
This Golden State Warriors play is going to take advantage of the defense for anticipating a down screen action, and is going to set up a back screen.
This is a great flex play because it has multiple options for the offense to take advantage of, and will be hard for the defense to communicate through.
This cross screen down screen play is going to start with a ball screen and then get right into the action.
This cross screen down screen play is going to make the defense have to decide to give up a layup or a shot, if run the right way.
This play is going to involve a cross screen down screen action which will hopefully end up in a great shot for the shooter at the end of the play.
This Pitt Panthers basketball play is going to use several different screening options to get a great shot for the offense.
This triple screen play is going to start out of the box set, but is ultimately going to end up with a great screening action for a primary scorer.
This cross screen in a ball screen play is designed to set a screen on the defensive big man to make them late in showing on the ball screen action.
This basketball play is going to have continual cross screen down screen action until the defense breaks down.
The cross screen down screen play is going to put the defense in a difficult situation and will hopefully cause them to breakdown.
This cross screen play is going to help the post player get a deep catch on the block for a finish at the basket.
This post seal play is going to use a cross screen to set it up. After that it is up to the post player to get a deep catch and finish.
This Villanova Wildcats side ball screen play is going to incorporate some different screening and cutting actions before running the screen.
This basketball play is going to have the shooter set a screen and then receive a screen for a shot. The better the screen the better the shot.
The key to this motion offense is setting good screen for teammates and moving the basketball. It is a screen the screener type of offense.
For this cross screen down screen basketball play the shooter is going to set a screen and then receive a screen for a shot.
This is a college basketball play from Wisconsin Green Bay and they are going to use a back screen/cross screen action to get a good shot off.