The point guard starts the action with an elbow-entry pass, disappears low, then comes high off a down screen to catch a pass and shoot a top-of-key 3-pointer.
Why use it
There are so many options from a Horns set and this one creates a top-of-key 3-pointer as well as the possibility of a post feed. This spreads the defense so help isn’t readily available and one option should be open.
Go from a traditional Horns sets with the guards in opposite corners and the posts at opposite elbows. The point guard is dribbling the ball at the top.
How to play
4 pops high from the right elbow.
1 throws the entry pass to 4.
1 then relocates low toward the left block.
5 shifts from the left elbow to slightly lower than where 4 began.
3 steps toward the hoop, then pops to the wing.
4 passes across to 3 .
5 runs toward the left block and receives an inside screen from 1.
After setting the screen, 1 moves high through the middle of the lane.
4 comes down and screens for 1.
1 curls to the top .
3 passes across to 1.
1 shoots the 3-pointer.
3 also has the option to pass to 5 on the left block if open .
1 appears out of the action when he or she moves low. When 1 screens for 5, it appears the ball is to be delivered to the post, which allows 1 to come free at the top off 4’s screen.
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