Just Hoops Highlight Series: Reading Defender on Away Screens

Understanding how you are being defended allows any offensive player to stay one-step ahead throughout the possession. Teaching points throughout this clip shows us the importance of turning a Flare screen into a Back-screen if the defender goes over top. A screener must be able to read & react accordingly if they need to change the angle of their screen. If a defender “shoots the gap” vs a Down-screen, the cutter must get to the level of the screen & pop-back off of the screener’s back. The toughest players to defend are those who can score with & without the basketball.


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