By having the shooter act like he is going to set a back screen you make the shooter’s defender jump to the help anticipating a back screen and also you make the top defender jump to the ball to anticipate fighting through the back screen. This makes both defensive players be out of position for the pin down action. This is a great basketball play to run if you have a good catch and shoot basketball player and players that are willing to help him/her get open with a good screen.
Play Name: West Virginia: Fake Back Screen Pin Down Basketball Play (08-09)
Play Goal: Get the defense to think that a back screen is coming and then have the shooter come off the pin down action for a shot.
Play Tips: The key is to really sell the back screen and get the defense to anticipate a back screen. Don’t make the shooter wait on the ball after he/she comes off the down screen. If they switch the down screen then look to post the big man inside.