Hubie Brown Single Guard Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached in this playbook are 3 options out of Hubie Brown’s Single Guard Set. In this set, the point guard starts with the ball in the mid-point area, 2 starts on the wing, and 3 sets up at the opposite low post. 4 and 5 start at the high posts. The set looks like a box set with 2 on the wing instead of at the low post. The 3 options give you ways to read the defense and attack accordingly. Hubie Brown’s offensive philosophy includes manufacturing 3-point plays (not relying solely on long 3-point shots), creating second shots (reduces fast break opportunities for opponent), and minimizing turnovers (maximum of 17 per game). The Single Guard Set is just one of many that Coach Brown has used, and I have heard him mention in clinics that as a coach you need to decide if you are a fast break, quick-hitting, or continuity team. In this case, Coach Brown uses quick hitters to put the defense at a disadvantage.
Hubie Brown Single Guard Offense – Option #1
In option 1, 1 passes to 2 then cuts off of a screen from 4 at the elbow. 2 looks to pass to 1 on the cut. If 1 isn’t open, 4 steps out to set a wing ball-screen for 2. 2 drives middle and 4 rolls to the basket. At the same time, 3 screens for 1 who cuts to the opposite corner. 5 then screens down for 3 who cuts up looking for a shot. If 2 notices that x1 is helping inside on the screen, 2 makes a skip pass to 1 in the corner. 1 looks to shoot or pass inside to 5.
Hubie Brown Single Guard Offense – Option #2
1 passes to 2 on the wing. If x1 jumps the screen, 1 moves toward 4 as if cutting off the screen but instead makes a bump cut back to the top of the key. 4 cuts to the basket. 2 looks for 1 for a shot or to 4 inside.
Hubie Brown Single Guard Offense – Option #3
If 1 notices that x3 is above 3, 5 steps out and gets the pass from 1. 3 then steps up and holds his position for the lob pass from 5.