Keys for the success on this back door lob play are timing and engaging the proper defenders.
1 and 2 must shift to lane line extended when the ball is entered to 3. This is done so we can get the defense to shift how we want them.
How It Works
- 3 must engage the top defender before swinging the ball back to 1, then 1 engages the other top defender with the dribble. 2 bumps over to the wing when 1 dribbles at her.
- flashes high post on 2’s catch, and 4 crosses the lane and “pins” or “posts” the opposite low post defender.
- As soon as 2 catches the pass from 1 she is throwing the lob to the opposite side of the rim.
- It is 3’s job to time the lob.