Baseline Stagger Set Plays by Wes Kosel
This article will look into four baseline stagger action set plays. Baseline stagger screens can be a great way to get shooters open, especially if you already run a double post offense. 4 and 5 can set the screens on the blocks and your shooters can run the baseline off of these screens. Additionally, if the defense helps out on the baseline cuts, the post players can be open for a quick post up. These four plays come from the following teams: UCLA Bruins, Korea National Team, Florida Gators, and VCU Rams. All of these teams have great actions to flow into if the baseline staggered shot isn’t open.
Baseline Stagger Sets
UCLA Bruins – Baseline Stagger
2 cuts off of the initial staggered screen from 4 and 5 for a mid range shot. If it isn’t open, 2 dribbles out towards the wing as 3 uses the same staggered screen for a shot in the corner.
Korea – Baseline Stagger Point Lob
3 runs the baseline off of 4 and 5 to the right corner. If 3 doesn’t have an open shot, 4 sets a back screen for 1 as 3 dribbles up towards the wing. 3 looks to make a lob pass to 1.
Florida Gators – Baseline Stagger to Ball-Screen
3 and 2 exchange wings with 2 cutting off of 4 and 5. Once 2 has the ball, 4 screens for 5 who sprints right into a ball screen for 2. If nothing is there, 4 can set a second ball screen for 2 as 5 replaces 4 on the roll.
VCU Rams – Baseline Stagger to Post Switch
2 runs the baseline off of 4 and 5 to the left wing. 5 sets a back screen for 4. If 4 isn’t open, 2 passes to 5 who passes to 1. 5 makes a hard cut to the basket and 4 follows to set a ball screen in the slot.
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