Oklahoma State Flex Set Play
This play was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.
Flex Slide Hand-Off
Oklahoma State used this flex option early when Oregon was playing man to man defense. The Cowboys didn’t get a good shot since they gave up on the play after the hand-off (they did not get to the screen for Forte at the end). However, this is a good play to get Forte (2) open for a shot. The play starts in traditional flex with the ball moving from right to left. Instead of 1 setting the down-screen for the flex screener inside, 1 slides to the right wing as 4 sets the down-screen. Once 5 gets the ball at the top of the key, he dribbles right to give 1 the ball on a dribble hand-off. At the same time, Forte sets a cross-screen in the post then cuts to the wing off of a down-screen from 5. This play is difficult to guard because 5’s defender has to worry about the hand-off and then react to Forte cutting to the wing.
- 1 passes to 4 who passes to 3 on the wing.5 sets a flex screen for 2 (Forte).
- 1 clears out to the right wing.4 sets a down-screen for 5.
If 2 isn’t open, 3 passes to 5 cutting to the top of the key.
- 5 dribbles towards 1 and gives him the ball on a dribble hand-off.1 dribbles middle as 2 sets a cross-screen for 4.
- 1 looks for 4 on the cut.If 4 isn’t open, 1 looks to pass to 2 cutting off of a screen from 5.