This basketball play run out of the box set is designed to give one of your best penetrating players open space for something going to the basket. The players start in the box set formation as shown below. The player who will receive the basketball from the point guard should be in the left low block position. The point guard, O1, dribbles … [Read more...]
Box Set Plays
One of the more popular basketball offense sets is the box set, which is designed to get quick and easy baskets. A box set play can be used prior to running almost any offense whether it's a motion or patterned offense and they can be useful at targeting a specific player you want to score or a defender you want to attack.
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This quick hitting basketball play begins in a box set formation and is designed to get the ball into the low post against a zone defense (could potentially be run against a man-to-man defense as well). This is a nice play you can run to specifically get your post player the ball in a position to score. It's also effective at getting the … [Read more...]
This quick hitter from the box set formation includes a ball reversal and a staggered double screen to get an open shot from the free throw line area. Players set up in a box formation as shown. O1, the point guard, is at the top. As this play can be run to either side, O2 and O3 should be adept at shooting a mid-range shot coming off a … [Read more...]
This box set play overloads one side of the court to give scoring options from the perimeter and from the low block. O1 dribbles the basketball to the right side wing area. O2 cuts around O5 and past O4 to the ballside corner. O4 sets a downscreen for O5 who cuts to the top. O4 then uses the screen from O3 to cut to ballside block. O1 can … [Read more...]
This is an effective play from the box set formation that creates multiple shot opportunities by having 2 players criss-cross (scissor-action) a double screen. O1 dribbles to the left as O4 and O5 step into the lane to set a double screen. O2 cuts high to the top and O3 cuts low to the ballside short corner. O4 steps back to the ball after the … [Read more...]
The Flare Iso Pick and Roll Play can be a very useful quick hitter coming out of a timeout or even at the end of a quarter or game. This play can be used when a 3-point shot is needed or when you simply want to isolate a guard on the wing with the option to drive or use the pick and roll. The players set up in a box formation with the point guard … [Read more...]
This play from the Zipper set utilizes a pick and roll to create an easy scoring opportunity. This particular zipper pick and roll play can be run to either side. For the purpose of our description, it is being run to the right side. O1 dribbles over to the right wing as O3 sets the down screen for O3. O3 makes the zipper cut to the top and … [Read more...]
The Box Set 'Two' Play utilizes an on-ball screen, flare screen, and diagonal cut to create multiple scoring opportunities. The players start in a box set. O2 steps out to set an on-ball screen as O1 dribbles to the right wing area. O4 cuts from weakside low post to ballside corner. As O1 gets to the wing, O5 sets a screen for O2. O2 flares to … [Read more...]
This box set play incorporates a couple of downscreens, a staggered baseline screen, and a flare screen to make it a challenge to defend successfully. The players set up in a box set as shown in the above diagram. Knicks is initiated with the point guard, O1, dribbling to the right wing as O5 sets a downscreen for O2. O2 should set up his … [Read more...]
Several screens in this box set play create possible scoring opportunities from the 3-point line as well as in the low post. The players start in a box set. O3 will flash from the low block to the opposite wing, using staggered screens set by O5 and O4. He can take the shot if open. O1 cuts to the opposite wing after passing to O3. After … [Read more...]
'Double High' box set play creates great scoring opportunities with an initial double ballscreen at the top. This ballscreen, along with a few other screens and cuts, gives the point guard options with which to attack the defense. To initiate the 'Double High' play, the point guard (O1) dribbles to the left. O4 and O5 step out to set a high … [Read more...]
The Zipper Set utilizes a zipper cut and is generally run out of the box set formation. The 'zipper cut' is a cut used off of a downscreen from the elbow to low block. It is a straight cut from block to perimeter. In the play below, O2 and O3 are both performing zipper cuts. In this Basic Zipper Set Play, O1 dribbles to the wing while O5 sets a … [Read more...]