A good basketball play includes multiple actions; hard cuts, screens, etc. This play is going to have a ball screen action right into a pin down screen. The reason this is a good play is because the defensive big man has to guard a ball screen, and then turn around and go guard a down screen for a shooter. This is a lot to ask for one defender to do, and the idea is that he will mess it up somehow resulting in an open shot for your team.
Play Name: Pitt Panthers: Ball Screen, Pin Down Basketball Play (11-12)
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Play Goal: Make the other teams big man guard the ball screen and have to over help so that he is not in a position to help on the pin down screen.
Play Tips: Set a good ball screen and down screen. Look to turn the corner on the ball screen and really get the big man to focus on the ball.