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...]
Article courtesy of Breakthrough Basketball http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/ Here's how you can initiate the flex offense from the box set. It is a simple play that will get you started with the flex -- and can also open up the floor for the players to an easy shot. The play entry starts from a box set. 5 comes up to set a ball … [Read more...]
Article by: Pat Anderson http://www.Online-Basketball-Drills.com The key to effective basketball plays for beginners is keeping it simple. The following plays use a box formation, a good beginning formation that provides opportunities for outside shots and post shot plays and allows some flexibility for various scenarios. Backdoor … [Read more...]
A simple quick hitter from the box set, the 'Flash High, Pass Low' play is an efficient basketball play useful in getting an open layup attempt. Good for any level of play, it is an effective play for youth basketball teams because it is easy to run. Obviously, that makes it easy to run at all levels, but it would also be easier to defend. Young … [Read more...]
1) Version 1 O1 dribbles to the right wing as O5 screens down for O2. As O2 catches the pass at the top from O1, O3 sets a backscreen for O4 for the lob. 2) Version 2 O1 dribbles to the left wing as O5 and O3 cut out to open areas. O2 comes from the right block to set a backscreen for O4 for the lob. … [Read more...]
This play is designed as a quick hitter to get O3 open for a shot. O1 dribbles to the left wing, O4 and O5 set a double screen for O3, looking for the shot. 'Double' can also be run to the other side for O2. The players should know what to do to either side, depending upon the point guard's choice. … [Read more...]
This box set quick hitter makes use of a diagonal screen and a cross screen to get a scoring opportunity from the low post. To initiate the play, the point guard, O1, takes it on the dribble to the left wing. O3 sets a diagonal screen and O4 sets a cross screen for O5, who cuts to the left block. O2 cuts to the top, rubbing his defender off … [Read more...]
1) This 'screen the screener' play is a nice play to run as a secondary option to the fast break. The point guard, O1, brings the basketball to right wing as the others arrange themselves in the box set. This play is essentially designed for O2, probably the best scoring threat. As O1 dribbles over to the wing, O2 sets a cross screen for O3. … [Read more...]