By: Kevin Sutton - Georgetown Univ.
Provided by: Basketball HQ
Scoring on out of bounds basketball plays either from; Baseline Out of Bounds (BLOB) or Sideline Out of Bounds (SLOB) are a great potential scoring opportunities for your team.
I believe these are great opportunities to be taken advantage of because:
Another great opportunity to score is After Time Outs (ATO'S). The team's ability to execute a play that has just been drawn up by the coach, is sign of their basketball IQ, and their ability to concentrate/focus.
Just like on out of bounds plays the offensive knows who is going to shoot and the location of the shot, giving the offense a greater opportunity to rebound the ball if it is a missed shot.
The teams that execute their ATO'S win a higher percentage of their games. ATO'S are also a sign of a well-coached team.
According to Synergy (the statistical company that is used by most college and NBA teams): last year the top 5 NBA teams in scoring on out of bounds plays and after timeouts were the: Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons. Out of the 5 teams listed, only the Detroit Pistons didn't to make the playoffs.
You must be willing to spend the needed time in practice to be good at the execution of baseline out of bounds plays, sideline out of bounds plays, and after timeout plays. You can't expect your team to be good at something if no time is invested into it.
Several ideas to improve offensive execution of your BLOB's, SLOB's & ATOS' in your practice are:
Investing more time on executing out of bounds and after time out plays will provide a good return on that investment: scoring more = more wins.