Andreas Rauh
Andreas Rauh
Published 24 December 2023

4 Out - Opposite Block Options

  1. If you’re using this option, the post player is always moving block to block depending on where the ball is located. This is a good option if you don’t have a super skilled post presence or a player who is more skilled at going and grabbing offensive rebounds than being thrown to in the post.
  2. The main roles of this player is to:
  3. Be on the opposite side of the ball so if his defender helps, penetrating guards can pass to him for a layup
  4. Clean up all offensive rebounds on the weakside
  5. This player can also be a screener, but will mostly be positioned near the block opposite the ball.
  6. If the ball is dribble or passed from one side to the other, this player will simply cut behind the rim with their butt to the baseline to the other side
  7. What’s also nice about this option is that it makes cutting and screening on the ballside more effective since there is more space without a player standing on the block.


Phase 1
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  • 1 passes to 2
  • As soon as the ball changes sides, 5 goes behind the rim and to the opposite ballside block
Phase 2
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  • 2 drives to the rim
  • 1, 3, and 4 circle move in the direction of the drive
  • 5 cuts to the opposite block