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Pick and Roll

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What is a pick and roll?

Pick and Roll

The pick and roll play is one of the most fundamental plays in basketball. Stockton and Malon made this play famous in the 80's and 90's. First, you must know how to set a good screen(see setting a screen). As your teammate dribbles by you and his defender has been blocked by you, you make a back or reverse pivot and cut to the basket.(This is called a roll). Usually either the big man rolling to the basket is open, or the guard is open for the shot or the drive. This is one of the most unstoppable plays in basketball if done correctly.



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