Slot Blur Screens

Updated: May 26

Let's take a look at a simple Four Out DDM Entry that can open up great attacking opportunities into double gaps.

After an extremely successful 2016-17 season, we graduated six seniors, including our 6'8'' Center whom we had built our offense around. The previous three seasons our offense was a more traditional motion offense centered around getting the basketball into the post. The roster we had returning was much different. They were more guard-oriented, and I thought, better suited for a dribble drive style offense. So after observing our 2017-18 team perform in Summer League I made the decision that we would move away from traditional motion and towards a dribble-drive style offense.

There is an endless amount of information on the dribble drive offense, and we incorporated many of the basic concepts; double gaps, loop action, the drop zone, rack zone, etc. However, one wrinkle that I was really intrigued by was the concept of incorporating a blur screen on any slot to slot pass. Mark Cascio (@coachcascio), the boys' basketball coach at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA was the first person I observed using this concept. Coach Cascio's offensive system is much more in-depth than this simple action, but I wanted to take that particular element and incorporate it into the dribble drive system we were employing.

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I - Spacing & Reactions

Spacing -

Our version of dribble-drive motion was done with four out spacing. We wanted to provide our players with a few basic court markings in order to guide our spacing.

The Drop Box - after an initial post up in transition our 5 man would attempt to position himself opposite of the basketball with 2-3 feet of the block.

Lane Width Spacing - we wanted our two players in the slot to positioned about lane width apart when the ball is passed.

  • Helps Creates Confusion

  • Helps Cutter Get Through