in Horns Plays
Horns sets work incredibly well when you have multiple outside shooters on the floor and people who have the ability to penetrate the lane, which is open due to the formation. MORE
From Dave Rose, BYU Cougers head coach
This play has a little bit of everything – baseline cut, handoff, dribble attack, backscreen and a lob at the rim creating a high-percentage scoring opportunity the defense can’t stop.
Horns sets are perfect for backdoor plays as the wings are spaced to the sidelines and the posts are at the elbows, which brings their defenders away from the hoop and toward the perimeter. This leaves the space near the basket uncovered.
This is a more traditional Horn set than the first in that the posts are at the elbows and the guards are located closer to the corner. BYU ran this play tied at 70-70 against Harvard in overtime.
4 pops to the perimeter and receives a pass from 1. 1 circles through the middle of the lane then runs up behind 4. 2 runs along the baseline from the right corner to the left block. 3 runs across the top of the set as 1 is circling through the lane . 4 hands off the ball to 1. 5 steps high and sets a backscreen for 3. 3 runs to the outside of the screen, curls toward the hoop and looks for the lob pass from 1 who has used the dribble to attack the middle . 3 catches and scores before landing if the pass from 1 is on the mark. 4 screens down for 2 just in case the lob isn’t made to bring 2 to the perimeter .
3 must wait until 1 enters the lane after the initial pass before circling the perimeter. This timing in important for the upcoming lob pass.
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