Furman 5-Out Offense: Chin Series
Breaking down the Chin Series from Furman's 5-Out Offense
In the first breakdown of Furman’s 5-Out offense we looked at their Core Concepts, or actions and schemes they use as “automatics” in their offense without calling plays and what they flow into when things break down. Furman does not run a ton of plays but when they do they choose to run them out of “Chin” or “Princeton” flow actions. This setup is a common setup for John Beilein’s motion offense, but instead of a basic motion, Furman flows into this when they do not have any more advantages in their initial 5-Out attack.
The basic chin setup is 2 players in the slots, 2 on the wings free throw line extended and a player in the middle - usually around the elbow in Furman’s setup.
The first option in Chin action is a backscreen then a flare screen, although Furman typically does not get these often for easy scores.
Once the player coming off the Flare screen is not open, then the two main options are to either ballscreen or open up into 5-Out and then flow into actions. The most typical action once they open up into 5-Out is to “Play The Other Way” or get the ball reversed with a dribble hand off or pass into ballscreens.
Here they go into “Chicago” action or a pindown into a dribble hand off.
When Furman does go into a ballscreen after the initial action, they normally will pick and pop to the 3 point line.
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