Basketball Glossary. Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up ...
Basket Cut - An offensive action involving a player making an explosive cut directly towards the hoop. BEEF - An acronym used often by coaches teaching players how to shoot with correct technique for the first time.
The curl cut is executing a curl around a screen. This cut relies on the offensive player reading his defender. If the defense follows around the screen, then a curl cut is the best option to receive an open lay-up. But if the defense cheats on the screen and goes over it, then the best cut would be the next one on the list, the flare cut. 5. Flare Cut
The "Iverson cut" (aka "AI cut") was named after the great Allen Iverson who used this to get open for shots. It is a type of shallow cut, where the cutter cuts over two high post screeners, one positioned at each elbow. The diagram shows the Iverson cut from a Horns set with the posts at the elbows. O2 cuts hard over those screeners for the pass from O1, as O3 clears to the opposite side.
weak side = the side of the court (halfcourt) that the ball is not on. EXPRESSIONS. "cut to the basket" = running or streaking towards the basket looking to receive a pass for an easy scoring opportunity. “got him in the air” = faking a shot and getting the defender to leave his/her feet.
Basketball Terms B. Backdoor cut – A move used by an offensive player to cut behind a defender to receive the ball. Ball fake – Trying to deceive the opponent by faking a shot or a pass. Ball reversal (or Swing the ball) – When the ball is passed or dribbled to one side of the court and then reversed quickly to the other side. By reversing the ball, the offense forces the entire defensive team to re-position, which often results in open passes or scoring opportunities.
Ball Side- The side of the court where the ball is located. Baseline- The line at either end of the court that runs parallel to the backboard. Baseline Cut- Corner player has the option to cut toward the baseline if it is open. A basic cut out of a sideline triangle.
A method of ending basketball games by reaching a specified target score, devised by Ball State University professor Nick Elam and currently used in The Basketball Tournament. In the TBT implementation, upon the first dead ball on or after the 4:00 mark in the final quarter, 8 points (originally 7, but changed for the 2019 edition ) are added to the score of the leading team, which becomes the target score.