Having multiple actions in the same basketball play will usually end up in a good shot for your team. By using the ball screen at the top of the key for this play, you force the other team’s big men to watch the play and be in the help. This allows for the shooter to come off the baseline double for the open shot in the corner. The ball screen is really a distraction to help set up the shooter along the baseline, but it is important that the ball handler is still aggressive and makes the defense respect them on the ball screen action.
Play Name: Duke: Ball Screen Baseline Double Basketball Play
Similar Plays: Duke: Handoff Re-Screen Ball Screen Basketball Play, Duke: Handoff Ball Screen Basketball Play, Vanderbilt: Dribble Down Ball Screen Basketball Play
Play Goal: Get your best shooter a wide open shot in the corner.
Play Tips: Baseline double needs to hit the shooters defender on the screens. The shooter can choose to curl in instead of a straight cut to the corner if they want, read the defender.