3 Spain Actions for Your Playbook

During this past season, it seemed like every college and NBA team had their variation on Spain action. Some teams kept it simple with a middle ball screen followed by the typical back screen. Others flow into Spain out of transition. Here are a few ideas for your team from the Dallas Mavericks and Kentucky Wildcats.

Mavericks’ Spain with a Counter

After beating the defense with normal Spain action, counter by faking it and running a ball screen to take advantage of any cheating by the defense.

Kentucky’s Transition to Spain

If you’re a 4-out, 1-in team, check out this look that flows from transition into Spain action…

Consecutive actions like Spain (ball screen immediately followed by a back screen) are always hard to guard. If you’re looking for more consecutive actions, check out my post, Building Your Basketball Playbook: Consecutive Actions.

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