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1-3-1 Option


This play has options for an outside shot or a few low post opportunities depending on how the defense reacts.


Player 1 should be a good shooter and Player 3 & 5 should be able to score down low.


  1. Player 5 sets a screen on the outside guy on the bottom of the zone. Player 1 passes the ball to Player 3 who should be open on the baseline.

  2. As the ball is being inbounded to Player 3, Player 2 cuts to the wing. Player 3 passes the ball to Player 2.

  3. As the ball is being passed to Player 2, Player 4 cuts to the right of the top of the key.

  4. When the ball is passed to Player 4, Player 1 cuts to the opposite wing.

  5. When the ball gets passed to Player 1, Player 5 cuts to an open area between the low post and the high post. Player 3 cuts to the short corner.

  6. Player 1 can shoot the ball, pass to Player 5, or pass to Player 3.

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1-3-1 Option2 (4K)

1-3-1 Option3 (4K)

1-3-1 Option4 (4K)

1-3-1 Option5 (4K)

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