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Inside the play: Georgia gets an alley oop

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If I had Travis Leslie on my team, I would run a set to get him a look at an alley-oop several times a game. Mark Fox has a few plays of this nature in his playbook and the Bulldogs successfully executed one tonight.

The play starts with 2 players in a loose stack on either side of the key. A down screen is set on the right side to get the passer open, while a back screen is set up for Leslie on the left side for the alley oop.

This is a simple play but there is one big key. Jeremy Price (#50) sets a great screen on Leslie’s man. He leaves enough room for Leslie to use the screen effectively and still manages to get a piece of the defender. This frees Leslie up to fly to the hoop unattended.

It is always refreshing to see a player committed to setting a solid screen. Green does that in this play and it leads to an open basket. Leslie does a good job of using the screen and Green makes sure he gets a piece of the defender.


Written by Joshua Riddell

December 4, 2010 at 5:43 am

Posted in Set Plays

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