Under 3 Seconds Left, Ball Out Of Bounds, You Need a 3

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If you are going to coach, at some point, you will be in the situation where you have the ball out of bounds with little time left on the clock and need a 3. What do you do?

It has to be quick and easy. Try one of these.



1 and 2 are your primary shooters  Blob Line1
1 cuts out of the line to the corner  Blob Line2

 5 and 4 pinch in on 2's defender.

2 steps straight back. Passer looks to 2 over the top or 1 in the corner for the shot.

 Blob Line3





1 and 2 are primary shooters.  Blob Pinch1

2 steps into the lane to screen for 1

1 cuts hard to the corner.

 Blob Pinch2

4 and 5 pinch 2's defender

2 cuts through the pinch

Passer looks over the top to 2 or corner to 1 for the shot.

 Blob Pinch3



1 and 2 are the primary shooters.  Blob Swing1

4 and 5 step to set a screen for 2.

1 steps inside 4 to create a stagger screen with 4.

2 cuts off the screen by 5 and the stagger by 1 and 4 to the corner.

 Blob Swing2

4 then steps in to screen for 1.

1 peels to the top.

Passer looks to 2 then to 1 for the shot.

 Blob Swing3



1, 2 and 3 are primary shooters.  SLOB Line1
 1 curls over the top and fades to the weak side.  SLOB Line2
 3 cuts behind the stack to the strong side corner. SLOB Line3

5 steps out and screen for 2

2 cuts to the top.

 SLOB Line4
Passer looks to 1, then 3 then 2 for the shot. SLOB Line5



1 2 and 3 are primary shooters.  Slob Pitch Back1

3 screen for 1.

1 cuts to the strong side corner.

 Slob Pitch Back2

4 and 5 pinch in on 3's defender

Passer looks to corner and then to top for pass.

 Slob Pitch Back3
After inbounding, 2 steps hard to the 3 point line and looks for return pass for shot.  Slob Pitch Back4



1 and 2 are primary shooters.  SLOB Special1

5 steps in to screen for 1.

1 cuts off screen to the strong side corner.

 SLOB Special2

 4 flares screens for 2.

2 flares off 4's screen to the weak side.

Passer looks to 1 then to 2 for the shot.

 SLOB Special3
Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.