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94 Feet: Two Elbow Plays: 02-16-2012

Two Elbow Plays

By: Tony Davis, Head Boys Coach, DeQueen High School, DeQueen, Ark.

 Davis Diagram

DIAGRAM 1: The first elbow play (Diagram 1-3) is a lob used against a zone defense. 1 passes to 2. 5 pops out to the strong-side corner. 4 slides to the ball-side block. 3 cuts to the backside block.

 Davis Diagram

DIAGRAM 2: 2 passes to 5. 2 then cuts to screen the backside defender.

 Davis Diagram

DIAGRAM 3: 5 takes one dribble away from the corner, then passes to 1 at the top of the key. On 5's dribble, 4 screens the man guarding 5 and 3 screens the middle of the zone. 2 screens the backside block. 5 cuts off 4's screen for the lob from 1.

 Davis Diagram

DIAGRAM 4: The second elbow play is a traditional screen play for the wing player. 1 passes to 2 on the wing. 5 pops to the corner and receives the pass from 2. 2 cuts hard to the middle of the lane.

Davis Diagram

DIAGRAM 5: 5 passes to 1, then cuts to the block to screen for 2. 4 also sets a screen for 2 at the opposite block. 2 has the option to read the play and the defenders, then decide which screen to use. He should be open in the corner off 5's screen for an open 3-pointer. Or, if he uses 4's screen, he should be open for a potential skip pass to the opposite corner for a 3-pointer. Either way, you should get an open look for a long-distance shot. If the shot isn't there, no matter which side of the court where 2 ends, he still should have a good look at either 4 or 5 sealing his man in the post.

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