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3-spot pass-cut-fill


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Jr. NBA

See YouTube video - 3-person pass-cut-replace, also Jr. NBA - Offence.

One ball, one player out top.

1 passes to 3 (or 2) and cuts up the middle to the rim looking for the ball, then goes out opposite.

2 flashes to the top.

Facundo Petracci - NCCP Super Clinic 2018

- after passing the cutter can a) cut straight (for a bounce pass), b) take his defender weakside, stop and swim (face cut), or c) cut towards the ball, swim and go backdoor
- the cutter takes his defender all the way to the baseline, opens up, seeing the ball, clears weakside.

(Progressions)

- fill the top through a read spot (v-cut)
- replace the cutter after a two-count (late fill)
- add a coach who guards the ball out top, the passer reads whether coach jumps to the ball on a pass.

See Offence - 5-out youth motion.

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3 passes to 2 who swings the ball to 4 and cuts up the middle, 3 replaces 2 at the top, continue (3 will swing the ball to 5 and cut).

Finish the drill with a give-and-go layup.

Catch in triple-threat position.
 
Progressions (below)
 

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(Progressions)

1) 3 on 0

Three players, continuous passing, the pattern is the same, basket cut only on a pass to a wing.

Optionally 2 v-cuts to get open, or goes down to the corner and blast cuts to the wing.

1 cuts and clears to the weakside corner (not to the wing, where a v-cut might be needed to get open).

3 fills late (after a two-count) and fills through a read spot (the elbow).
 
See Layups - Open-post motion.

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On a pass out top to 3, after a two-count 1 blast cuts to the wing for a pass, 3 basket cuts and clears, 2 fills late.

SNYB - Offensive/Defensive Concepts - 3 can cut to the basket or exchange away with opposite wing 2.

See Scrimmage - Bigelow 3 on 3 with passers, Tactics - 3 on 0 basket cuts, Spurs 3 on 0, Teaching 4-out motion.

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2) 5 on 0

Five players, the passing pattern is the same (no corner passes), basket cut only on a pass to a wing.

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On ball reversal, 3 basket cuts and clears, 2 fills late through the elbow.

This is simple 5-out motion.

Progressions

Additional options to maintain continuity offence.

a) Backcuts (see below)

- backcut on a pass fake or dribble-at.

b) Basket cuts

- corner pass and basket cut
- basket cut on a corner-wing or wing-top pass.

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a) Backcuts

Players backcut on a pass fake or dribble-at, or randomly.

i)

On a pass fake from out top, wing 4 backcuts, corner 1 fills late for a pass, 3 basket cuts to stay in the offence.

In a game, a wing also backcuts if overplayed or to create space, and would exit opposite a drive from out top.

See Offence - 5-out creating gaps.

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ii)

Wing 4 backcuts and clears on a dribble-at, then 2 will fill cut through the read spot.

Progression - dribble hand-off option.

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iii)

3 passes and basket cuts from the top, 2 cuts to the read spot and backcuts (e.g. on a pass fake from 4), third cutter 5 fills the top.

See Offence - Petitgoue open-post (Revolve).
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