Catch and Shoot Off Screen

Catch and Shoot Off Screen
By Hal Wissel

Approach the screen under control before you use it. Be patient. Wait until the screen is set. This will prevent a moving screen and enable you to read how the defense is playing the screen. You can never be too late cutting off a screen, but you can be too early when you cut off a screen. When you cut too early before the screen is set it results in a moving screen and a foul on the screener. Also your defender can get through it when the screen is not set. You can actually walk your defender into the screen while gaining a good angle for cutting off the screen. First, move slowly in the direction your defender plays you before cutting hard off the screen in the opposite direction. As you cut off the screen, go shoulder to shoulder with the screener so your defender cannot get between you and the screen. Be sure to cut far enough away from the screen so that one defender cannot guard both you and the screener and so you create space for a pass to the screener when there is a defensive switch. When you cut give a target with your inside hand (the one closer to the basket). Jump behind the ball and catch and shoot in one motion.

Catch and Shoot Off Screen

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