Flex Offense Baseline Out-of-Bounds Play: Staggered Screen Entry into the Flex

The baseline out-of-bounds play outlined below provides a great entry into the Flex Offense from a dead-ball situation. The Flex entry variation provides several open looks to the initial cutters, while preventing opposing teams from effectively scouting your base offense.

  • Setup in a stack formation, with your point guard on the far-side wing.
  • 2 flashes to weak-side post, looking for the ball when coming across the 4 & 5 players.
  • 5 & 4 set double screens for the 1 sprinting across the formation to the strong-side wing.
  • 5 shapes up to the inbounder after the screen.
  • 4 moves to the lane-line extended as the safety-valve.
  • 3’s first option is 1 on the wing. Many times 1 will be open for a wide-open jumpshot.
  • 2 sets screen for inbounder.
  • 3 cuts to the weak-side top of the key.
  • 1 passes to 4.
  • At this point, players have established the base flex-offense positions: a triangle on the strong-side with two players on the weak-side.
  • 4 passes to 3. As with any guard-to-guard pass in the Flex offense, this initiates a screen and flex cut.
  • 5 screens for 1; 1 flex cuts across the lane.
  • 3 hits 1 for layup.

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