This is a full court press attack ran by legendary coach John Wooden at UCLA.
The initial alignment is 1,2,5 in a vertical stack on the ball side. 4 is throwing the ball in and 3 is at center court. Primary options are 1 & 5. If 3 gets free, 4 can opt to hit 3 with a baseball pass.
3 will fake a cut down court, 4 will fake the pass.1 reads the defender, if defense is playing inside,1 fakes inside and cuts to strong side corner looking for the ball. 2 reads 1 and cuts the in opposite direction. 2 must time cut to give 4 ample time to give 1 a good look. 5 steps toward the basket, after 4 has looked at 2. 3 can come back to ball if nothing is open.
1 looks down court after receiving the pass from 4 and fakes a pass to 3. 1 passes to 2 as 5 moves over to the weak side, setting a back screen for 4 coming in bounds. 5 must remains a trailer as the emergency outlet and to balance the floor. Goal is to always have a two-guard front.
2 has four options: Pass to the 3 or back to 5, in this case 2 hits 3 and stays back with 5 . 1 and the 4 are sprinting down the sideline. 3 can pass to 1 or 4 to break the pressure. 4 or 1 can always come back to the ball if needed.
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