This offensive alignment is designed to challenge the defense and produce a variety of offensive chances.
1 is at the top. The other four players are set up across the free throw line extended – 3, 5, 4, 2.
How It Works
1 dribbles to the side and passes to 3.
Option 1: 1 cuts to the basket off a screen from 5.
Option 2: 1 comes up and sets a rip screen for 4 who dives to the post.
Option 3: 5 screens for 1 who pops to the top of the key.
1 cuts to the basket in the initial action.(Option 1).
3 can pass to 4 in the post (Option 2) or to 1 at the top of the key (Option 3)
If the defense begins to anticipate the actions in this play, a counter would be for 1 to fake the screen of 4 and go back to the corner on the same side as 3. 5 would then come across and screen for 2 who would look for the pass and shot coming across at the top.