The Florida Gators ran this Horns post-up play in their National Semi-Final game versus UCONN. As 4 cross/back-screened 5 (Young), the defense fought to take away the post-up from the Gators’ dominant big man, this allowed 4 to seal and duck-in easier.
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Syracuse than this pock & roll pin-down action in the 2013 Men’s Final Four. If 4 isn’t able to catch & shoot or create on the dribble, the play will continue as 3 uses the screen from 5. 4 has the option to hit 3 coming off the screen or look to feed 5 sealing in the post.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder ran this quick pick & roll pin-down action this week to get Serge Ibaka a quick catch & shoot mid-range jumper. Kevin Durant has been on a scoring tear lately, making this play tougher to guard. As KD used the pick & roll, X5 was forced to help to prevent the pull-up or rim attack. This forced X4 to sit on the screen longer than normal to prevent Perkins from rolling wide-open to the rim. This allowed for the open shot for Ibaka.
This play from Ohio State’s Thad Matta is an excellent early offense action that ends with a simple pin-down catch & shoot. As the play develops there is a lot of action that shifts the defense to the right side of the floor. By settings the quick pin-down for 3 could catch your opponent off guard as they may think the ball is going back to 1.