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Pick-and-Roll 101

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The pick and roll, also known as the screen and roll, is one of the simplest plays to execute offensively. While it may be simple to run, if executed properly, it can be a nightmare for defenses to defend.

That is why you have seen the pick and roll trickle down from the NBA and all the way down to the youth and high school levels.

Here is a wonderful video of the legendary Celtics in their prime teaching lots of options off the Pick and Roll, with endless finishes. Video featuring Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, and Danny Ainge. Enjoy :)

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