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‘Wildcat Horns’ Scores Top 3

‘Wildcat Horns’ Scores Top 3

in Horns Plays

From Basketball Coach Weekly   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... MORE

Create A Last-Second Layup

Create A Last-Second Layup

in Buzzer Beaters

From Basketball Coach Weekly   When you just need 2 points in the closing seconds to tie the game, you want actions to get the highest-percentage shot at the hoop when inbounding from the baseline.   Why use it   Now trailing Croatia by two with 1.8 seconds remaining, Spain ran the following actions for... MORE

Double Low Screen Frees Shooter

Double Low Screen Frees Shooter

in 3 Point plays

From University of Miami   After receiving the initial pass, the shooter relocates to the opposite block, only to come to the perimeter off a pair of screens for an open 3-point shot.   Why use it   Starting with five players above the free-throw line leaves a lot of room to operate closer to... MORE

High Handoff Increases Options

High Handoff Increases Options

in Basketball plays

From Wes Kosel, an assistant coach with the Colorado College men’s program in Colorado Springs There are inside options to start, then perimeter-shot options follow in this set utilizing the threat of or an actual handoff to keep the defense guessing. Why use it Defenses are at risk to giving up backdoor cuts and scores... MORE

Sideline Set Nets 3

Sideline Set Nets 3

in Out-Of-Bounds plays

From Basketball Coach Weekly   An inside double screen with a shooter coming high baits the defense to shift left as one of your screeners flares right for an open 3-point opportunity.   Why use it   Trailing Croatia by four with 17 seconds remaining in the Olympics, Spain’s men’s team ran this sideline play... MORE

Look For The Long-Distance Lo

Look For The Long-Distance Lob

in Horns Plays

From Wes Kosel, assistant men’s coach at Colorado College   Going 94 feet in a second or less remaining on the clock is not an easy task — you need to create action going toward the hoop with a lob pass so the shot is a quick one.   Why use it   Unlike the NBA,... MORE

Try BYU’s Buzzer-Beating Play

Try BYU’s Buzzer-Beating Play

in Buzzer Beaters

From BYU’s playbook   The Cougars ran this play in an overtime loss to Harvard early last season — try it in your program when you are desperate for a 3-pointer in the waning seconds.   Why use it   Every team needs its go-to plays when a game is on the line. This one... MORE

Skip Past A 1-2-2

Skip Past A 1-2-2

in Horns Plays

Constant actions from a Horns set moves a 1-2-2 zone out of position, which allows you to create an open 3-pointer at the top of the key.   Why use it   An aggressive 1-2-2 zone defense can be a nightmare for the opposition. With a top defender slowing the initial action, it is difficult... MORE

Attack, attack & kick for 3

Attack, attack & kick for 3

in 3 Point plays

One of the best ways to beat a zone is to use dribble penetration to attack, which causes the defense to collapse and frees shooters moving into open shooting windows   Why use it   There is no better team in women’s basketball year-in, year-out than the University of Connecticut. The Huskies put on a... MORE

2 screens 2 Options to score

2 screens, 2 Options to score

in Basketball plays

A low screen and curl to the perimeter from the corner works so well, you should try it twice to keep the defense guessing and set up a 3-pointer or the screener rolling to the hoop.   Why use it   A low screen with a pop to the wing is nothing new but defenses... MORE

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