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Backdoor Cut

back*door cut

What Is The Definition Of Backdoor Cut In Basketball?

1. This is an offensive maneuver in basketball where a player without the ball moves away from the basket and brings along their defender, only to then cut towards the basket and behind the defender in order to receive the pass.

Most times, the player without the ball will move towards the ball-handler, fake as if they’re going to receive a pass, only to cut towards the basket to receive a pass and hopefully an easy layup.

Examples Of How Backdoor Cut Is Used In Commentary

1. Wade runs up to the three-point line as if to receive the pass, but performs the perfect backdoor cut behind the defense and receives the pass from James for the easy dunk.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Basketball

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