Secondary Break Strong

Secondary Break Strong

Secondary Break Strong is executed within Princeton Offense to get the ball into the low post. Run this set during the secondary break as the defense is not fully set. Additionally, this action can transition into the Point Away series.


Part 1 – Low Post Feed

Part 1 - Low Post Feed | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

1 begins by reversing the ball to 4.

Next, 4 reverses again to 2.

After those passes are completed, 5 cuts across to the strong side post block.

At the same time, 4 and 1 set stagger screens for 3.

The stagger screens are set to occupy the defense.

3 comes off both screens and moves to the top of the key.

2 looks to enter the ball into the low post for 5.

Also, after setting the screens, 1 moves to the weak side corner while 4 goes to the weak side wing.


Part 2 – Transition Into Point Away

Part 2 - Transition into Point Away | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

Here is another option if 2 could not enter the ball into the low post.

2 reverses the ball to 3 at the top and moves to the left deep corner.

As that occurs, 5 flashes to the strong side elbow.

Now the offense will basically transition into the Point Away series.


Part 3 – Backdoor Cut & Baseline Screen

Part 3 - Backdoor Cut & Baseline Screen | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

3 has the ball up top and passes to 5 at the elbow.

Next, 3 goes to set a flare screen right above the three point line parallel to the slot.

4 moves toward the screen but rejects it and backdoor cuts to the rim.

At the same time, 2 moves near the left block to set a baseline screen.

The first look for 5 is to hit 4 for the layup.

If that is not open, 4 continues through to the opposite wing coming off the screen set by 2.


Part 4 – On Ball Screen

Part 4 - On Ball Screen | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

Next, 5 passes to 3 and follows the pass to set an on ball screen.

After setting the screen, 5 moves to the right side elbow.

3 comes off the screen to the left slot area.

Next, 3 reverses the ball to 4 on the wing.

Additionally, 2 comes out to the strong side corner.

Also, if the defense attempts to ice the pick and roll action, 3 can simply dribble drive to the rim (or possibly kick out to 1) if that is available.


Part 5 – Flare Screen Action

Part 5 - On Ball Screen | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

Next, 5 sets a flare screen near the slot for 3.

5 moves to the left high post after setting the screen.

3 comes off that screen and cuts to the basket.

4 looks to pass to 3 for the layup if that is open.

If that is not open, 3 gets out of the lane and goes to the weak side corner.

At the same time, 1 is filling up to the weak side wing.


Part 6 – Restart or Transition into Other Sets

Part 6 - Restart or Transition into Other Sets | Secondary Break Strong with Point Away Option

After those scoring options have been exhausted, 4 dribbles up to the left slot.

At the same time, 1 fills the other slot while 2 and 3 fill the left and right wings respectively.

From here, the play can be restarted or segue into one of the other offensive options (Chin, Low, Corner, etc.)


This secondary break action is taught by Coach Lee DeForest in the Princeton Offense 2.0 video.

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