Five quick hitters from a 1-4 high set From Tega Carter, Former head men's basketball coach, Oak Ridge Military Academy, North Carolina

Check out these five quick-hitting shots from a 1-4 high set.

Release I

Carter1DIAGRAM 1: Release. Out of a 1-4 high set, 1 dribbles left. 5 spins off his or her defender and cuts to the basket. 1 passes to 4, and 4 passes to 5 for a quick shot.

One back

Carter2DIAGRAM 2: One back. 1 passes to 2. 1 cuts off a screen from 4. If 1 reaches the block area and does not receive a pass, he or she back screens for 4. If 4 is not open, 1 can step out and receive the pass from 2, then pass to 4 (high-low action).


Carter3DIAGRAM 3: Curl. 1 passes to 2. 4 clears to the opposite block. 5 screens for 3 and 3 curls to the basket looking for a layup. 5 waits a second or two and curls right behind 3.


Carter4DIAGRAM 4: Diagonal. 1 dribbles to the left side. 3 clears to the opposite side. 2 cuts diagonal to ball side coming off two staggered screens set by 4 and 5. 1 passes to 2. Once 2 receives the pass, 5 screens for 4. 4 cuts to the basket looking for a layup and 5 steps out looking for a jump shot.


Carter5DIAGRAM 5: Iso. 1 passes to 2. 1 does a UCLA cut off 4 and clears to the opposite side. 4 sets a ball screen on 2 and they work the pick and roll.