November 29, 2002, Newsletter Issue #86: SETTING SCREENS

Tip of the Week

When setting a screen for a player, the screener should "Head Hunt" and find the defender guarding the player that is being screened for. The screener should go directly to the defensive man to set the screen. The screener should then come to a stop with a wide base and knees flexed, immediately before contact with the defense, to avoid a moving screen.
When setting a screen, the screener should have their shoulder blades pointing to the “shot-spot” (destination of the users cut where they want to get the shot). The user of the screen is usually open wherever the screeners back is facing.

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