Three Flex Offense Entries from the 1-4 High Set

This article outlines 3 flex offense entries from the 1-4 high offensive set.

Running these alternate flex entries from the 1-4 set creates favorable spacing versus defenses that may be clogging the lane against your traditional flex spacing. They also create play-making opportunities at the elbows if your bigs are also skilled passers that can see cutters over the defense

 

 1-4 High Set: “Pass & Cut” Flex Entry
  • Start in 1-4 High set.
  • 1 passes to 5 in high post and cuts hard to basket looking for ball.  5 passes to 1 if its available.
  • 1 exits weak-side and sets screen for 2.  2 flex cuts to the basket
  • 5 passes to 2 for layup.
  • 3 relocates to corner for safety valve pitch-out for a three pointer.
  • 4 downscreens for 1.
  • 1 cuts to elbow for jumpshot or curls to basket for layup.
1-4 High Set: “Flare” Flex Entry
  • Start in 1-4 High set.
  • 1 passes to 4 in high post and flare cuts off a screen from 5.
  • 3 flashes to ball-side low post looking for pass.
  • 2 relocates to corner for safety valve pitch-out for a three pointer.
  • 4 passes to 5.  This action triggers the flex screen and cut.
  • 2 flex cuts off of a screen from 3.
  • 5 passes to 2 for layup.
  • 4 then down screens for 2.
1-4 High Set: “Diagonal” Flex Entry
  • Start in 1-4 High set.
  • 1 passes to 5 in high post flare cuts hard to basket looking for ball.  5 passes to 1 if its available.
  • 1 reverse pivots and sets back-screen for 4.
  • 4 cuts to ball-side low post.
  • 1 shapes up to the ball at top of elbow.
  • 5 passes to 1. This action triggers the flex screen and cut.
  • 3 flex cuts off of a screen from 4.
  • 1 passes to 3 for layup.
  • 5 then down screens for 4.

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