Read & React Quick Hitter: Guard-to-Guard Pass & Cut, Speed Dribble Throwback for Three Pointer

This pair of Read & React quick hitters can be run from the 4-out, 1-in alignment with the post player on the strong-side setting a screen for an open corner three-pointer. As with most quick hitters, I like to think of them in pairs – a primary and a counter – to keep defenses guessing towards the end of a game and have included both here.

This pair of quick hitters relies primarily on the Pass & Cut and Speed Dribble layers of the Read & React offensive principles.

Read & React Quick Hitter: Guard-to-Guard Pass & Cut, Speed Dribble for Corner Three Pointer
  • Start in 4-Out 1-In set with post player on the strong side low post.
  • 1 passes to 3 on the wing, then basket cuts off a screen from 5 exiting to the strong side corner.
  • 2 and 4 fill the open perimeter spots nearest to the ball.
  • 3 immediately dribbles at 2
  • 2 basket cuts
  • 5 seals and posts after the screen for 1.
  • 3 passes to 1 in the corner for three pointer or immediate feed into 5 on the post.
Read & React Quick Hitter: Guard-to-Guard Pass & Cut, Speed Dribble for Corner Three Pointer

This Read & React quick hitter is exactly the same as above, but also incorporates a screen and entry pass to the post player. From my own teams, we’ve found this approach to be a consistently effective way to free up the low post player for easy buckets.

  • Start in 4-Out 1-In set with post player on the strong side low post.
  • 1 passes to 3 on the wing, then basket cuts off a screen from 5 exiting to the strong side corner.
  • 2 and 4 fill the open perimeter spots nearest to the ball.
  • 3 immediately dribbles at 2
  • 2 basket cuts and sets screen for 5.
  • 3 passes to 4 (this creates a better entry passing angle into the post).

  • 4 immediately feeds 5 curling around the screen from 2.

  • 1 remains a secondary option in the corner.

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