Here is a drill to teach the reading aspect of using down screens.
Set-up: One coach and shooter start down on the baseline. One passer is on the wing.
Step 1: The player will begin to use the screen by making contact with the coach. As the player cuts off the screen, the coach will either trail or short cut the screen and either leave space or close the space. The shooter must make a read and shoot the according shot.
Step 2: Play for a certain number of makes or time.
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