By having the shooter first set a diagonal screen before coming up for the hand off you make his defender help on the diagonal screen. This is a great basketball play because it forces the defense to give up a back screen layup or allow the shooter to come off the hand off action open for a shot. The key is having the shooter set a really good diagonal screen to make his/her man help and then get a good screen/hand off to get open for the shot.
Play Name: Houston Rockets: High Post Entry Diagonal Screen Hand Off Play (10-11)
Play Goal: Either get a layup off the diagonal screen or force the shooters defender to have to help and get an open look off of the the hand off action.
Tips: The shooter must set a good diagonal screen to make his man help or get an open layup for the big. The post man giving the hand off needs to clean up the shooters man with a good screen as well after they hand the ball off.