Double Option with Baseline Cut

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Name of Play Double Option with Baseline Cut
Nickname of Play N/A
Is the play situational? No
Type of Play Offensive Set Play
Most appropriate age range(s) High School, College or Above
Best used against Man to Man


  • O1 brings the ball over half court.
  • O3, O4, and O5 set up in a triangle formation just below the perimeter, with O3 shaded slightly back.
  • O2 should start just in front of the basket.
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  • O4 and O5 will set screens just around the foul line and few feet outside the paint.
  • O2 must make an option read based on where the defender is playing them and which screen (O4 or O5; O5 displayed above) they can utilize most effectively.
  • O3 will make a baseline cut immediately on the catch by O2.
  • O4 or O5 should re-screen and utilize the screen and roll.

O2's options

  1. Jump shot off the screen.
  2. O3 on the baseline cut.
  3. Dribble Penetration/Screen and roll with the utilized screen re-screening.
  4. Swing the ball back to O1 for a look inside or entry into motion.