[Princeton] Basic Low Option into Chin Option

[Princeton] Basic Low Option into Chin Option

The low series from Princeton Offense which gets the ball into the low post and segues into the Chin series to create a couple of other scoring options.


Part 1 – Initial Entry and Cut Away

 Basic Low Into Chin Part 1

1 makes a pass to 3 (guard to forward) on the wing which will initiate the Low action.

After that pass is made, 1 cuts towards the strong side elbow and continues the cut out to the weak side deep corner. (This is also known as pass and cut away).

From this point, 5 attempts to seal the defender to establish position on the low post block on ball side.

3 makes the pass into the post. 5 looks to create a scoring opportunity by using low post moves.


Part 2 – Quick Backdoor Action

 Basic Low Into Chin Part 2

If the low post option is not available, 3 dribbles towards the empty right slot previously occupied by 1.

This dribble action then triggers a backdoor cut for 2.

If 2 is open on the backdoor cut, 3 can make the pass for the layup.

If 2 is not open, 3 will continue the dribble towards the slot and 2 continues the cut to the right corner.

As this action is happening, 4 fills the previous spot occupied by 2 while 1 fills the previous spot occupied by 4.

In addition, 2 comes out of the corner up high to fill the wing spot that was occupied by 3.

5 also flashes to the high post elbow on ball side.


Part 3 – Quick Scoring Option (Chin)

 Basic Low Into Chin Part 3

From this point, all players are in the correct spots on the floor to run Chin.

This Chin action starts off with 3 making a reversal pass to 4 in the opposite slot.

At the same time, as 4 is reversing the ball to 1, 3 will come off a back screen set by 5.

1 looks to hit 3 near the basket for the quick layup.


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