The best offenses are constantly on the attack. To be an effective team in transition, it is essential that all 5 players play their role and run their lanes hard. With that being said, it is essential that the point guard is ready and able to take advantage of their teammates attacking by getting them the ball where they can be effective. Here are some key points for point guards who are attacking in transition:
- If you are able to, pass the ball ahead to a player who is capable of making a play.
- If you are unable to hit ahead with a pass, push the ball aggressively from rim to rim looking to get as close to the basket as you can prior to the ball getting stopped. This will enable the point guard to get layups around the rim and will also increase their chance of getting to the FT line.
- If you cannot penetrate to the rim, seek to draw help from a perimeter player through the penetration and then make the simple play by getting the ball to the open man.
Attacking in transition is a great way to get an advantage over the defense while they are still disorganized and in recovery mode. The best point guards understand that every time their hands touch the leather, an opportunity to make a play develops. Below you will find a video that discusses these concepts in more detail and also provides video examples! Enjoy!