3-line drive and kick
Canada Basketball Technical Manual
a) Penetration from the top
Three lines, 2 and 3 don't have balls. 1 makes a right-hand drive, 2 rotates behind for a pass, 1 cuts to the corner for a pass from 4 and shoots.
2 waits for one second, drives the lane, 3 rotates behind for a pass, waits for one second, drives for a pull-up jump shot, 2 cuts to the corner for a pass from 5 and shoots.
1-2-3 rebound and change lines, 6-4-5 go next.
In a game, 2 reads that X2 helps across on 1's drive and rotates behind the drive. If 2 moves before 1 crosses the foul line, X2 could guard both players at once. If X2 helps up, 2 would slide to the corner or backcut if the post is open.
1 tries to pass to 2 with his inside (left) hand. A jump stop is not recommended because it is a slower pass, allows the defence to anticipate the pass, and it takes longer for 1 to vacate the key.
It is very important that 2 show an intent to shoot before penetrating to avoid driving into an already-collapsed defence, and to give 1 time to vacate. By showing shot, 2 can see open teammates and attack a defender who is closing out. Penetrate pass-pass is desirable.
b) Middle penetration
1 drives middle, 3 rotates behind for a pass, 1 cuts to the corner for a pass and shot, 3 waits for one second and drives the lane, passes to 2 rotating behind for a shot, 3 cuts to the corner.
Three lines, 2 and 3 start in the corners and will lift (kick up) to the foul-line extended, 1 starts in a slot (guard spot).
a) Right-hand drive from the top
1 drives, stops in the drop zone, 2 kicks up for a pass, 1 replaces 2 in the corner, gets a pass from 4 for a shot (not shown), 2 drives middle, 3 kicks up for a pass and shot (or pull-up), 2 cuts to the corner for a pass from 5 for a shot.
4 and 5 will follow their passes to the corners and go next with 6.
b) Middle drive
1 drives middle (left hand), 3 kicks up for a pass, 1 replaces 3 and gets a pass from 5 for a shot, 3 drives middles, 2 kicks up for a pass and shot, 3 cuts to the corner for a pass from 4 and a shot.
Unlike (b) above, all three players shoot.
See Tactics - Matt Bollant dribble-drive, Dribble-drive motion, Shooting - Dribble-drive.