The best backdoor actions & quick hitters I have seen lately.
Throughout the month of March and bleeding into April, I am going to be watching a variety of conference & NCAA Tournaments, games, and teams. In this breakdown, we are going to dive into some of my favorite quick-hitting and backdoor actions I have seen over the last week. If you want to see any specific plays or actions that you would like covered you can reply to any of these, or reach out on Twitter!
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5 Out Exchange Backdoor - Lipscomb
I have to start off with this set and action from Lipscomb out of 5-Out because it is the perfect example of how to set up and run a backdoor set. Starting out with a handoff on the wing, the big at the elbow lifts to the opposite 3-point line, and the opposite side exchanges. After the exchange, the player on the wing plants hard on his outside foot and cuts backdoor for the layup.
This is a PERFECT clip of what a backdoor cut should look like and I am showing this clip to any of my players and teams in the future on the first day of practice.
Spin Backdoor (Strong Setup)
It wouldn’t be a backdoor & sneaky action breakdown without the classic spin backdoor with a double screen to take away help.
I personally have run this action in high school as a player from 2003 and as a coach still. This is great to use for your best player, which is why I ran this for Ricky Clemons (Campbell), Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans) & Lucas Taylor (Wake Forest) when the other teams try to deny and take them away.
A key teaching point for this play, the player cutting backdoor is to plant their outside leg at the same time the passer lands on his inside leg. So the pivot and the plant should occur at the same time for the timing and setup of this.
BOB Lift Swing - Metropolitan State
A great setup for this same action baseline out of bounds to lift and then reverse to a guard and have backdoor action opposite with a stagger screen.
Another example from high school where the team inbounding sends their best player (Carter Whitt - Furman) to the opposite side as decoy action for the backdoor on the wing.
Spin Backdoor (Elevator Setup)
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