Circle "Get" - FastModel Sports

Published 04/12/2014 by Alan Peel Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

This is a secondary break play based off of what was presented by Bob Hoffman, head coach at Mercer University.  The presentation was made at the 2014 NABC Convention in Dallas.

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  • Basketball Play - Circle "Get"

Frame 1
The play begins with #1 dribbling at #2 and looking to make the pass to him for the backdoor lay-up. While this is happening, #5 will come to the nail to clear space.

Frame 2
If we cannot hit #2 on the back cut, #3 will come off of a stagger double set by #'s 4 and 5. We want #3 to score going to the basket or look to post up in the low post.

Frame 3
Off of the stagger double, #5 will step out to the point and look to catch if we cannot pass to #3. When #5 catches the ball, #2 will set a back screen for #4 and #5 will look to pass it in to him or hit #2 stepping out to the wing.

Frame 4
If #5 cannot pass to either #2 or #4, we will run "Circle Get". The counter begins with #5 making a dribble handoff with #2. Once #2 gets the ball, he will look to make a pass to #1. Once the handoff takes place, #3 will set a cross screen for #4 so that we can puch the ball in immediately when #1 catches.


If at any moment we do not have a post entry available when the ball is passed to #1, we will go right into our half-court offense.

Frame 5
If we cannot reverse the ball to #1 for the score, we will look to read the action between #3 and #5. The action has #5 set a down screen for #3. We will either pass the ball to #3 for a possible post feed to #5 or hit #5 on the slip to the basket on a switch.


If we pass to #3 and we cannot enter the ball into the low post to #5, we will go right into our half-court offense.