From the box set, this basketball quick hitter is designed to get a player open in the low post. Obviously, the idea is getting the ball to a good low post scorer ... whether that's a post player or a player who has a scoring advantage against his defender. O1 can initiate this play to either side, depending on which post player he wants to … [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 basketball play from the box set formation is simple to execute at all levels. With an effective double downscreen, this play can create a 3-point shot or a few other options. O1 dribbles to the wing while O3 steps opposite and cuts to ballside short corner / corner. O4 and O5 step into the lane to set the double downscreen for O2. … [Read more...]
This play was originally posted at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy. Want more plays, more drills, more everything? Join The Academy today! 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 … [Read more...]
Zipper Isolation Play is a basketball play from a box set formation that utilizes a couple of zipper cuts to get your best scorer in a one-on-one isolation situation. It is a nice quick hitting basketball play when you need a basket from one of your best players who can create their own shot. The players start in a box set. The point guard … [Read more...]
This basketball play is part of our 2015 "12 Plays of Christmas". See all 12 basketball plays here. Box Pick-and-Roll Option is a fantastically simple basketball play from the box set formation. It is especially useful for a team that has a point guard who can penetrate and score effectively. It is also a good play in that it allows for other … [Read more...]
This is a basketball play for all levels that creates a layup opportunity from a backdoor pass. Simple enough for youth basketball teams to run and out of the oft-used box set formation, you'll find easy scoring chances with this play. From the box set formation, the low players (O2 and O3) cut out to the wing. O1 passes to O4 in the high post. … [Read more...]
In this basketball play from the box set formation, the objective is to create an easy scoring opportunity via a lob or, if that is unavailable, an open 3-point shot attempt. To initiate the play, O4 sets a downscreen for O1 who pops out to the wing to receive the pass from O2. As O1 is receiving the pass, O5 sets a backscreen for O3. O1 looks … [Read more...]
From the box set formation, this basketball play is designed to get the ball into the low post for a scoring opportunity. With the use of cuts and screens, other options are also available. O4 sets a downscreen for O3 as O2 cuts through to the corner. O1 passes to O3 on the wing. O4, after setting the downscreen seals his defender and posts up. … [Read more...]
Run 'Two Low' as a continuity offense or run it through as a simple quick hitter. Either way, you'll find excellent scoring opportunities for your low post players. Two Low Continuity is a basketball offense that enables two post players to work together to create scoring opportunities using screens. If you have two post players that are effective … [Read more...]
This ball screen set that utilizes a mid pick and roll from the top begins in the box set formation. From the box set, this play will create a lot of open space for the pick-and-roll to be quite effective. From the box set formation, O4 cuts hard from the low block to the wing area. O1 passes to O4 and then cuts through to the ballside … [Read more...]
The Georgia Wing Pick-and-Roll play can be run as a quick hitter and even as a continuity. We won't categorize it as a continuity but it allows for continuity because as the ball gets reversed, the pick-and-roll can be executed from each side of the court. Ideally, however, it's going to create a scoring opportunity on the first or second … [Read more...]
This play from the box set formation does a nice job in creating two potential scoring opportunities. While the first option will most likely be defended, the second option often creates an open jump shot. The players set up in the box set formation, as shown. The play can be run to either side, but it should be noted that the player on the … [Read more...]