Andreas Rauh
Andreas Rauh
Published 29 August 2023

UCONN Last-Second Lob BLOB

The UConn women’s team ran this play several times at end-of-shot clock situations to get the ball going to the rim.

It’s a simple, but effective set that puts your best athletes in a position make a play.

Phase 1
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  • 5 sets a screen for 4.
  • 4 cuts over the top of the screen looking for the lob.
  • This is difficult to defend because if x5 just stands there, 4 will be open.
  • If x5 helps, 5 might be available for a quick slip.
Phase 2
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  • After setting the screen for 4, 5 sets a screen for 2.
  • 2 cuts hard to the corner - if they are open, 1 throws it to them for a very quick shot.
  • After screening, 5 slips to the rim.
  • If nothing is there, 1 should throw it up to 5 for a tip-in opportunity.