The Pick 'N' Roll offensive play has gone from just becoming popular and more frequently used in the 1990's to becoming the most used offensive plays in basketball.
In simplest terms, the Pick 'N' Roll or Screen and Roll play involves three players. A ball handler, a teammate of the ball handler and a defender. As the defender is paying attention to the ball handler, the teammate or screen puts themselves in the way of the defender, or sets the "pick". The defender must now choose between the two players when presented this dilemma.
If the defender decides to start guarding the player who set the pick, the original ball handler can now pass or shoot at will relatively uncontested. If the defender decides to stay with their original target, the second player who set the pick can now "Roll" towards the basket to become a target for the ball handler's pass.
In Jameer Nelson's nearly 15 year career in the NBA he put the Pick 'N' Roll to good use many, many times. In the below video, we see Orlando Magic teammate Marcin Gortat and Jameer executing the Pick 'N' Roll with perfect results.
Jameer Nelson has parlayed the decade and a half playing at the highest levels into his new instructional from EffectiveBasketball.com. In the videos below, he shows both a Pick 'N' Roll Drill that one can work without anyone else and in the second video, he demonstrates the effectiveness of the Pick 'N' Roll against the Squeeze defense.
Pick 'N' Roll Drill from Jameer Nelson
Pick 'N' Roll vs Squeeze by Jameer Nelson
The goal of the Pick 'N' Roll is to create offensive opportunities to score and Jameer Nelson is here to show you how to make use of this fundamental offensive play against any defense they can throw at you. Get open more and score more using Jameer Nelson's advice. You can get your copy here or at the BUY NOW link below.