2 performs a “horizontal” cut from one side of the court to the other side.

On catching the ball, players need to be able to reverse pivot in order to face the basket.

The player can then attack to either side. An attack to the baseline side must attack the basket and not move sideways. Often the player will catch the ball and “rip” the ball as they attack the baseline. They may also use a “throw down” dribble.

The offensive player also needs to be able to catch the ball and immediately dribble, heading in the direction of their cut.

It is most effective when the defender is trailing the cutter and the passer is ahead of the cutter. The cutter will often curl and dribble to the basket.

Commonly, a screen is set at the elbow on a horizontal cut.

Staggered screens may also be set at both elbows.