One of the great aspects of the Pick and Roll Offense is that it can be run at any time in the half-court offense and still generate a good scoring option. Even without a great deal of player rotation or movement, a Pick and Roll Offense can be a good option to generate opportunities. The quickness of the Pick and Roll Offense means it is very effective tool for generating points in a hurry.
In many offenses, the pass is always initiated down the same sideline on which the ball is inbounded to. The Pick and Roll Offense Full Court Dribble Side Reverse Play however examines options connected to what happens when a pass down the sideline is not possible.
In this Pick and Roll Offense, the ball is brought to the opposite side of the floor before play is initiated.
Three (3) lifts to the wing position to receive a pass from One (1). If the pass can be initiated earlier then One (1) can release the pass sooner.
Five (5) adjusts their movement on the run to now fill the vacant elbow extended position on what initially was the strong side of the floor. This seems like a simple read but if the Five (5) is not aware of this change, they will end up taking their defender directly towards the dribbler and making the ball movement just that much more difficult.
Two (2) flattens out into long corner to pull their defensive match-up away from a short help defence position.
Following the pass, One (1) then makes a basket cut. If the pass is made from some distance to Three (3) then One’s (1) cut can happen sooner which will provide an option for foot speed to be used as a way of One (1) breaking free of their match-up. This can lead to an open cut to the basket.
As this movement is happening, Four (4) lifts to the pinch post position.
- Four (4) on early seal to the rim
- One (1) on punch cut to the rim
- Three (3) on the rip to the baseline and drive to the basket
One (1) continues to empty out to the weak side long corner.
As one (1) moves towards this position Two (2) lifts up the sideline to the weak side wing position.
Five (5) moves across the keyway to set a screen for Three (3).
Three (3) utilises the on-ball screen to attack the basket. An important point of note is that in this Pick and Roll Offense there are only two players on the strong side of the floor. This should allow the players involved in the two-man game some additional space to create offensive opportunities.
- Four (4) on cut across keyway
- Three (3) on drive into passing lane
- One (1) from assist by Three (3) after drawing defender off of drive.
- Two (2) on lift from long corner
- Five (5) in two man game with Three (3)
The Pick and Roll Offense Full Court Dribble Side Reverse Play provides an insight into a different perspective about how to react when the preferred passing option is taken away. If a team can learn to use different variations of the Pick and Roll Offense seamlessly then it becomes a highly aggressive system that is relentless against an opposition’s defence. Challenging the oppositions defence to be rotation perfect at a high speed of movement with player reads is a very challenging task.