outlet pass

noun

Definition of outlet pass

: a pass made in basketball by the player taking a defensive rebound to a teammate to start a fast break

Examples of outlet pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once the keeper made an outlet pass, Brown sprung into action, jumping the route to intercept the ball and score. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2022 Among his highlights Sunday were back-to-back assists to close out the first half—first an alley-oop to Broome inside the final minute, followed by a sweet ¾-court outlet pass to Allen Flanigan for a transition dunk just before the halftime buzzer. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 7 Aug. 2022 This jaw-dropping jam came against Portland, and it was set up by a long outlet pass from Tyrese Haliburton to Lance Stephenson, who delivered a pinpoint behind-the-back bounce pass to a streaking Brissett. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Apr. 2022 There have been fast breaks during which Parker grabs a rebound and tosses an outlet pass over the defense to DeShields for a layup. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, 9 May 2021 Orlando doubled the lead during first-half stoppage time after an outlet pass from Pereyra to Ruan resulted in a counterattack, which finished off with Torres slotting the ball into the net for the 2-0 lead. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 1 May 2022 Watching those assists, though, a lot of them were kind of perfunctory assists: dribble hand-offs, swinging the ball to a player to initiate offense, an outlet pass in transition. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Oldacre then hit freshman Madison Parrish on the outlet pass and the 14-year-old deposited the ball into the cylinder. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 6 Mar. 2022 Green was 0-for-9 in the half, until Kessler pulled down a rebound with 10 seconds left and dished the outlet pass to him. Bennett Durando, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outlet pass

1963, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 Aug 2022

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“Outlet pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlet%20pass. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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