Don't be fooled but the lack of "success" of these set plays in the video clip below. The coaching staffs in post-season play are so well scouted and the teams are elite in preperation that oftentimes the desired shot is not available. Nonetheles, the analytics surrounding side changes and paint touches remains true, as they break the defense down with each action.
This set presents several shot opportunities, and the spacing is so phenoenal that however the defense plays it, there will be scoring options with the advantage created.
2 will pop up to receive 1's pass.
On 2's catch 4 will brush screen for 5 to pop out.
(4 very well could be open for a layup if their is any miscommunication at all)
5 will "brush" right off of 4's cut to receive the pass from 2 at the top of the key
2 will hit 5 and cut through the elbow to the opposite wing
3 will lift as if to receive the pass from 5
5 (see video below) will square his shoulders to 3 to sell the pass and then spin away and hit 1 lifting out of the corner
5 will hit 1 and immediately use 4's back screen looking for a layup or lob at the rim
This may have very well been organic flow offense but it is too good not to highlight. The quick decisions made by Michigan's guards when set plays don't work as planned is a huge part of their success.
Here 4 pop's after his back-screen for 5 (one of the two will be open) and 4 goes straight into a pass, dribble handoff with 3 on the wing and creates a double driving gap for 3 with a natural pitch to 1 in the corner
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