Sabrina Ionescu has quickly become one of the best guards in the WNBA and is a threat to score and assist in a pick and roll. She is constantly cutting up the defense and putting her teammates in a better position to be successful. One of the best screens set for her is the step up screen.

Step-up screen: occurs in the half court setting or in transition. The screener typically steps up from the corner or short corner area.


You’ll notice in this video that Ionescu has an uncanny ability to read the defense, but she also has the skills to back up those reads. To improve your skills, check out our online academies at