We’ll be using a lot of ball-screens (those are called “picks,” too) this year due to some strength. We’ll do lots of instruction and practice on this during the week ahead, but a successful screen & roll is composed of 3 parts:
- Guard/player with ball reading and leading defender into it (set her up).
- A properly set screen (arms back/up, chest out, and still as a statue).
- The screener rolling off and looking for a pass while blocking the defender out.
Here are two videos illustrating it. The first is steps 1 and 2 mentioned above:
The second is part 3. If the post/tall defender stops the guard/girl with the ball, simply pass it to the open man (whomever she WAS guarding):
Bonus Video: the Bulls’ Aaron Gray (yes, actually playing) blowing somebody up with a totally legal screen… then ROLLING to the basket for an easy lay-up.
(I have to admit – I did love doing that when I played ball : ) Beautiful stuff!)