We've already learned about screens in basketball and how they are a strategy used by a basketball team on offense to create openings on the court to shoot, make passes, move towards the basket.
In this tutorial, we will learn how screens can be applied in a play design called a pick and roll.
Pick And Rolls
A pick and roll is one of the most basic strategies a basketball team on offense can employ during a game. It requires at least two (2) players to perform.
Step 1: An offensive player will set a screen on a the defensive player covering his teammate who has the ball.
At this point, both defenders are confused and are covering the player with the ball.
Step 2: The offensive player that set the screen will then moves or rolls towards the basket to catch a pass from his teammate.
Step 3: The offensive player who rolled toward the basket then makes a jump shot or layup.