Basketball: How to Use the Pick and Roll, or Screen and Roll

We move from technical skills to more tactical tips, with Singapore basketballer Lim Jiamin teaching effective team up moves to take a defender out of the game

PHOTO: SYUHAINI AZLIN, SPORTPLUS.SG


Have you heard of screening in basketball?


Otherwise known as the pick and roll in basketball, the move involves having one team mate placing their body directly in the path of a defender guarding you (the player with the ball), thus blocking the defender thus creating an opportunity for to roll off their screen / pick and move into space.


This gives the player with the ball two options: either make a pass to a teammate, or drive to the basket or take a shot - making it an effective method to create space and taking an opponent out for a precious few seconds.

PHOTO: SYUHAINI AZLIN, SPORTPLUS.SG


Forming the Screen or Pick


The player forming the pick or screen will need to know the direction in which the ball handler is moving, in order to set him or herself up correctly to screen the guarding defender.


According to Singapore national basketballer Lim Jia Min, there are two common moves that usually result from a pick and roll.

Variations and Possible Outcomes Using the Pick and Roll


Group Drill 1:


1. Jab to shift the defender to one side after receiving the ball

2. Teammate comes in to set up the screen / pick

3. With the defender blocked, pass the ball back to the teammate for a finish!


Group Drill 2:


1. Jab to shift the defender to one side after receiving the ball

2. Teammate comes in to set up the screen / pick

3. With the defender blocked, drive all the way to the basket for a simple finish

PHOTO: SYUHAINI AZLIN, SPORTPLUS.SG


About Basketball 3x3, ActiveSG Cup 2022


The ActiveSG Cup 2022 is a basketball tournament for youths 15-19 years-old.

There is a centralised venue playing host to the qualifiers in each of the five zones, with ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre hosting the Central Zone and ActiveSG Pasir Ris Sport Centre hosting the East Zone.

PHOTO: SYUHAINI AZLIN, SPORTPLUS.SG


The top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Super League, while the teams that rank third and fourth will qualify for the Prime League, with these taking place on 18 and 19 March, before a Grand Final to finish off the ActiveSG Cup action at Our Tampines Hub on 20 March.


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