Elevator Screen Action - FastModel Sports

Published 11/02/2017 by Matt Wheeler Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

Just like in other actions, the positions don't matter as much as putting players with the right skill set in those positions. Most of the time the 1, 2, and 3 positions become interchangeable with the 4 & 5 usually setting the elevator screen. The elevator action happens when a player cuts between two screeners. Once they get through, the screeners close together (like elevator doors) to form a wall where the defender can't get through, which frees them for a shot.

  • 1 must be a good passer to deliver the ball to the shooter.
  • 2 needs to be a good shooter - this action should get them open for a shot.
  • 3 can set additional screens, create misdirection or provide spacing.
  • 4 & 5 are your screeners, typically they are your bigger players, and will close the door on the screen after 2 cuts through

Blog Post: Offensive Action Breakdown - Elevator Screens

  • Basketball Play - Elevator Screen Action

2 cuts through the elevator screen from 4 & 5.

1 passes to 2 for the shot.