Sunday, January 15, 2012

Great Last Second SLOB Set

I first saw the clip of this last second play on the Minnesota Scores message board. It's a game between Pine Island and Bethlehem Academy (Fairbault, MN). In the play they have the ball at half court and they run a backscreen for a player to the rim. In the play during the game the player at the rim tipped the ball and it ended up in the hands of a player on the block who put it in for a layup. The video is below.

At first I thought it was a great fluke play, much like the "Blake Hoffarber Butt Shot". But then I noticed there was another video up there of the same shot, it is below.

In this video, it's much easier to see that the guy actually TIPS THE BALL INTENTIONALLY to the guy on the block for the layup!! I think this play is BRILLIANT because the defender of the guy on the block will ALWAYS get sucked into the guy at the rim leaving the block player wide open for a layup if he catches the tip. It's a risky play because your guy has to out jump everyone for the tip, but I would almost guarantee that 99 times out of 100 the block guy will be wide open for a layup. Might have to throw this one in the playbook! Hats off to Coach Boelter of Bethlehem Academy on coming up with this.

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