Pitch Cross - FastModel Sports

Published 04/15/2015 by FastModel Sports Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

Pitch Cross provides a plethora of options that can be reads or calls depending on how your players progress.  The basic look involves the 1 pitching the ball ahead to the 2 on the wing.  The first look is always straight to the post for a quick bucket.  If that is not available the 2 will then reverse the ball to the 4 who is trailing the play (usually due to taking the ball inbounds).  After kicking the ball ahead the 1 shallow cuts and pops to receive the ball on the 2nd side wing.  The 3 who ran the weak side wing settles at the block for a post up opportunity.  If one does not present itself, the 3 then initiates cross screen down screen action by screening for the 5 who looks to post and receiving a down screen from the 4.  The looks are to the post, to the shooter and if nothing presents itself whatever your motion principles are can kick in.  For instance, if the ball hits the post and cutters dive and clear opposite ball reversal back to the 1 can initiate SPNR on the 3rd side.  The same goes for a reversal to the 3 who doesn't have a shot.  The 3 can then swing back to the 2 and again initiate SPNR action. 

  • Basketball Play - Pitch Cross
  • Basketball Play - Pitch Cross
  • Basketball Play - Pitch Cross
  • 5 Rim Runs the court as 2/3 fill the wings.

    4 Max Outlets to 1 who Pitches ahead to 2.

  • 2 looks to the 5 for post entry.

    1 shallow cuts to the 2nd wing as 3 works to the block.

    2 passes to the trail 4 who reverses the ball to 1.

  • 3 Cross Screens for 5.

    4 Down Screens for 3.