Coastal Carolina Isolation Plays
Here are two isolation options for when you need 2 points at the end of a game or if you have a dominant player that you want to get into isolation. These plays come from Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis. In the first option, Ellis gets his 2-guard open with a down screen and a dribble across the floor by his point guard. The goal is to get his guard the ball around the free-throw line or elbow. Once 2 has the ball, he faces up and lets 5 clear out to the corner. 2 looks to drive to the basket. In the second option, Ellis gets his 4 man the ball with a simple down screen out of the horns set. The point guard dribbles over towards the right wing and passes to 4. Once 4 has the ball around the top of the key, 5 clears out and lets 4 take his man 1 on 1 to the basket. This play works well if you have a slower defender on either player. In addition, if the other defenders help on the penetration, you will have a good luck at a kick-out for a 3-point shot.
- 1 dribbles across the floor as 5 sets a down screen for 2.
2 cuts to the opposite elbow off of the screen and receives the pass from 1.
- 5 clears out to the corner.
2 now has the entire lane to make a play.
- In this horns option, 5 steps over to set a screen for 4.
1 dribbles to the wing and then passes to 4 at the top of the key.
- 5 clears out to the wing, and 4 now has the entire lane to make a play.