Play-call Terminology – Cuts

By Gibson Pyper

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on X’s & O’s Play-call Terminology. Read Part 1 – Formations HERE.

Terminology – Cuts

Hawk vs UCLA

Hawk and UCLA cuts can be hard to decipher the difference in live time, since they basically are both a UCLA cut. The only difference is Hawk begins with a dribble to the wing and UCLA begins with a pass.

Hawk

 

Hawk

UCLA

 

UCLA


Iverson

This cut made famous by Allen Iverson is a guard cutting over the top of two bigs from wing to wing. This can also be shortened in my playcalls to “AI” if it is a long play name.

 

Iverson


Slice/Shuffle

Slice or Shuffle is the same name for the same cut. Depending on the coach, this name can change.

 

Slice


Zipper

Zipper cut is one of the most common actions in the NBA, and is a common entry into a number of sets with a guard cutting under a big up the lane line.

 

Zipper



This is part 2 of a 4 part series on X’s & O’s Playcall Terminology.

Part 1 – Formations
Part 2 – Cuts
Part 3 – Ballscreens
Part 4 – Actions

 

 

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