Hey all, I’m Coach Alyse La Padula a varsity coach in New York. I’m writing here today with the Hoops Roundtable showing you guys a baseline out of bounds (BLOB) series. I’m going to refer to the series as “Orange” but you can feel free to call it whatever works for you. The look has 3 different set ups, that look different initially but all result in the same action. The series gives you 2 options to score immediately off of, and one safety option if neither scoring looks are open.
Orange Box starts in a box set up. The posts in the Orange series are always ball side, ALWAYS. You have your better scorer on the ball side elbow, and have your shooting guard weak side block. When the inbounder gets the ball the 2 is going to the ball side elbow to screen the 5. The 5 cuts to the weak side block for a lay up. As the 2 is coming to the elbow the 4 (ball side block) is curling up the ball side elbow to screen the 2. The screen the screener action should open the 2 for a jump shot on the ball side, the 4 can then roll back to the rim. The 1 moves over to the ball side, outside the three point line, as a safety.
Orange High is a similar look to Orange Box. The posts are still ball side and the 2 this time is on the weak side elbow since the set is high. The 2 cuts down to the weak side block and goes up to screen the 5. The 5 cuts off the screen to the rim and the 4 sets a screen for the 2. The 2 has a jumper, the 4 rolls back to the rim, and the 1 comes ball side as the safety.
The final look of the Orange Series, Orange Low. Similar again to all the rest of the sets. The posts ball side and the 2 on the weak side block, everyone starts low. When the inbounder gets the ball the 5 backs up to the elbow, and the 2 screens the 5. Again the 4 comes to screen for the 2. The 2 has a jumper, the 4 rolls back to the rim, and the 1 is the safety look.
A few key points to the Orange BLOB Series:
- the posts are always ball side, with the better scorer of the two at the ball side elbow
- shooting guard is opposite the ball
- the point guard is a safety option
- be sure players wait to use each other’s screens, usually waiting until both of the screener’s feet hit the floor works as a good training point
- The post setting the screen for the 2 should be sure to roll to the rim after screening, you never know if that look will be open
- Keep in mind the concept of: fake a pass to make a pass
Thanks for tuning in, this is my first of hopefully many posts with the Hoops Roundtable. A big thanks to Coach Matt for letting me contribute. If you like what I’ve done here be sure to check out more hoops stuff from me at my blog: sweetspotbasketball.blogspot.com , and if you’re really a fan like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/totherackbasketball . Also feel free to follow me on twitter: @twlveplusone .
Its been a pleasure.
Coach La Padula