Circle "Kickback" - FastModel Sports

Published 04/13/2014 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 "Kickback"

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 Kickback". The action begins with #5 making a ball fake at #2 to set up the back screen by #3 for #1. The first look will be to hit #1 going to the basket off of the screen.


If we cannot get the ball to #1, #3 will step out to the perimeter and receive the pass from #5.

Frame 5
When #3 catches at the wing, #1 will set a back screen for #5 who will then cut off of the screen and post up in the low post.


If we do not get the post-up, #1 will step out to the perimeter to receive the pass from #3 (not shown). From here, we will run our half-court offense.