Flex High Delay Game

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Flex High - Delay Game

Runs like standard flex except we run it high (away from the basket) to pull the defense out and create openings for back cut lay ups.

 


Diagram 1

 

Diagram 1

Post (5) screens away from ball for wing (4).


Diagram 2

 

Diagram 2

5 then back screens for 2 and 1 lobs to him if he is open.

5 will move out to replace 2 for the reversal pass.


Diagram 3

 

Diagram 3

1 passes to 5.

2 clears out to the wing.

3 cuts to ball side using a screen from 4.

1 cuts right behind 3 also using a screen from 4 for a possible lob from 5.

5 may lob to 1, pass to 2 on the wing, or reverse the ball to 4 coming up after the screen (in next diagram).

 


Diagram 4

 

Diagram 4

5 passes to 2 or 4. 

1 clears out to the wing.

 


Diagram 5

 

Diagram 5

If 5 passed to 2 on the wing, we screen away and then screen the screener for a back cut lay up.

3 screens to 1 cutting to the ball while 5 screens for 4 cutting toward the ball.

5 then back cuts using a back screen from 3.

2 may pass to 4 or 1 but the best option is to hit 5 coming off the screen from 3. 

If 2 passes to 1 at the elbow, 1 should look for 5 coming off the back screen before doing anything else.

 


Diagram 6
Diagram 6

If 5 was not open, 2 reverses the ball to 4 and on to 3 and we continue flex high.