Flare Screen for the Open Jump Shot
The flare screen is an excellent way to get open when the defender takes away your curl cut. It takes vision and decision-making, but is a great tool. When a basketball player wants to get open, using vision will help a lot more than trying to simply run faster. This video will show you how to do it.
The flare is a read you will make when coming off a down screen or when using a flare screen. Defenders have two choices (well technically three, but running through a defender is a foul, so not recommended): they can either take the inside route or follow you around the screen. Both have advantages and disadvantages and both have counters that you can use as the offensive player. If the defender follows you, your best bet is to do a curl-cut toward the middle of the floor.
The other option is when the defender takes the inside route, and you will counter this by flaring out for the shot. A flare is reading the defender and when they go to the inside of the person setting a screen for you, instead of curling to the middle, you stop and flare (move away from the ball) as far as you can. The defender will then have a farther distance to travel and if someone can get you the ball, you’ll be wide open for the shot.