|Perimeter Plays vs. Man Defense - Point Drop
Originally Published in WBCA Offensive Plays and Strategies - Human Kinetics
To set a ball screen for the off-guard so she can attack or kick out to the point guard coming off a double screen.
When to Use
When defenders are switching on ball screens, creating a mismatch.
The point guard should have a good perimeter game, including the ability to knock down an open three. The 2 player should be able to drive and pull up in the lane as needed. The 3 and 5 players are used more as role players, but the 3 should be able to knock down the three-shot or a jumper from the baseline. The 4 should be proficient at the pick-and-roll.
A variation depends on the play of the opposing point guard. At times, after a pass, the defense will become complacent. In this case, a give-and-go could open up between 1 and 2 after the initial pass. 1 could also fake going off the double screen and roll back to post her defender.
Points of Emphasis
Players sometimes lack the intensity to follow through with a play and execute it, especially if the play wasn't originally designed for them. This could be one of those plays, but with solid screens, hard cuts, and crisp passes, almost anyone on the court could wind up with an open look at the basket.