Princeton Offense – Chin Continuity Hook

Princeton Offense – Chin Continuity Hook

Continuity diagrams for the Chin series of the Princeton offense. The Chin series looks to create scoring opportunities through backdoor cuts.


Part 1 – DHO and Interchange

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 1

The play starts with 1 and 2 in the slots, 3 and 4 on the wings near the free throw line extended, and 5 on the low block on ball side.

1 dribbles towards 3 to execute a dribble hand off.

As that action occurs, 2 and 4 interchanges positions on the floor.

Also, 5 moves up into the high post on ball side.


Part 2 – Reverse and Back Screen

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 2

After the dribble hand off and interchange, 3 quickly reverses the ball to 4.

As that is happening, 3 waits in the slot until the ball is in the hands of 2.

From there, 4 reverses the ball to 2.

Once 2 receives the pass, 5 sets a back screen for 3.

3 makes a backdoor cut off of that screen towards the basket.

2 passes inside to 3 for the layup. If that is not available, 3 continues out to the deep corner on ball side.


Part 3 – Flare Screen

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 3

From here, the high post 5 sets a flare screen for 4.

4 makes a cut off that screen towards the basket.

2 looks to pass inside to 4 for the score.


Part 4 – Setting Up Continuity Spots

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 4

If that is not there, 4 cuts out the weak side corner which will trigger 1 to move up into the weak side slot position.

After 1 is in the slot, 4 will occupy the wing position near the free throw line extended.

As that action is happening, 2 dribbles towards the unoccupied left slot while 3 fills the left wing area previously occupied by 2.

Lastly, 5 moves into the left side high post.

From that point, the offense will continue to be executed from Part 2.

However, the action is executed on the opposite side of the floor.


Part 5 – Reverse and Back Screen (2)

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 5

2 passes to 1 who reverses the ball to 4.

After 4 receives the pass, 2 makes a backdoor cut off of the back screen set by 5.

4 looks inside to 2 for the layup.

If it is not available, 2 continues the cut out to the deep right corner.


Part 6 – Flare Screen (2)

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 6

Next, 1 cuts to the basket off of a flare screen set by 5.

4 looks to pass inside to 1 for the quick score near the basket.


Part 7 – Setting Up Continuity Spots (2)

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 7

If 1 was not open, 1 makes a cut out to the left corner.

At the same time, 5 moves into the high post on ball side.

4 dribbles to the right slot and 3 moves into the left slot.

Simultaneously, 2 fills and replaces the right wing area previously occupied by 4.

1 fills and replaces the left wing area previously occupied by 3.


Part 8 – Initial Spots

Princeton - Chin Continuity Hook Part 8

From here, all 5 players are in the initial spots to start the offense again.


Chin – Quick Backdoor Alternative – Part 1

Princeton - Chin Quick Backdoor Alternative Part 1

This play starts again with each player in their respective spots.

This time, however, there will be a quick backdoor alternate option if the defense denies the slot to wing reversal pass.

1 dribbles towards 3 to execute the dribble hand off.

As that action occurs, 2 and 4 interchanges positions on the floor.

5 moves up into the high post on ball side.


Chin – Quick Backdoor Alternative – Part 2

Princeton - Chin Quick Backdoor Alternative Part 2

From here, 3 reverses the ball to 4.

Unfortunately, 4 is not able to reverse the ball to 2 because the defender has a hand in the passing lane.

When this occurs, 4 will dribble at 2 and this signals 2 to make a backdoor cut to the basket.

4 makes a quick bounce pass to 2 who scores at the rim.


These diagrams are based on Winning with the Princeton Style Offense With Coach Lee DeForest. Also, if you click through to the affiliate site, I’ll get a little commission if you buy anything.

You can also check out Coach DeForest’s website, Coach Princeton Basketball which features even more information about the Princeton Offense.

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