Category Archives: Horns

Golden State Horns Down Entry

Golden State Horns Down Entry

This play was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.

4 sets a down-screen for 5 at the block. If 5 isn’t open on the initial cut, both 4 and 5 sprint up to set the ball-screen options for 1 at the top of the key. 1 chooses which screen to use and looks to turn the corner. Whichever screen is used, that player will roll and the opposite screener will pop for a shot.

  • Basketball Play - GSW Horns Down Entry4 sets a down-screen for 5.

     

    5 flashes to the high post.

     

    4 flashes to the elbow after 5 clears the screen.

  • Basketball Play - GSW Horns Down Entry1 dribbles off of 4’s screen.

     

    4 rolls the basket and 5 pops.

Portland Horns Shuffle

Portland Horns Shuffle

This play was originally featured on FastModelSports.com.

1 dribbles to the left wing and gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 5 then pops out to the perimeter and gets the pass from 2.5 passes to 3. 4 screens out for 2 then 4 and 5 set a staggered screen for 1. 3 looks to pass to 2 posting up or to 1 for a shot. If 5 has trouble getting 3 the ball on the wing, he can a) pass to 3 cutting back-door or b) give the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns Shuffle1 dribbles toward 2.

     

    2 cuts up and receives a dribble hand-off from 1.

     

    5 pops to the top of the key.

     

    2 passes to 5.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns Shuffle5 passes to 3.

     

    2 then cuts off of 4 to the opposite low post.

     

    4 and 5 set a staggered screen for 1.

     

    3 looks to pass to 2 in the post or to 1 for a shot.

  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns ShuffleIf 5 can’t pass to 3 due to x3 playing high, 3 should back-cut to the basket.
  • Basketball Play - Trail Blazer Horns ShuffleIf 3 is denied and he can’t back-cut, then 5 can dribble toward 3 for a dribble hand-off.

4 Horns Options from Golden State

4 Horns Options from Golden State

This article was originally featured on FastModelSports.com

Here are 4 Horns Options from Golden State. In option 1, Curry attacks the high staggered ball-screen from left to right. As Curry dribbles right, Bogut and Lee move down to the corner to screen for Thompson. If Curry doesn’t have a shot, he passes ot Thompson at the top of the key. In option 2, Curry splits the high staggered ball-screen at the top of the key for a drive or shot. In option 3, Curry drives into the lane looking to pass to Bogut rolling to the corner or he can kick it out for a 3-point shot. In option 4, Igoudala moves to the right side of the floor. As Curry drives off of the screen, Bogut rolls and Lee pops. If Lee gets the ball, he looks to drive or pass out for a shot.

  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsCurry looks to attack off of the high staggered screen from Bogut and Lee.

     

    Curry is looking for a shot or an opportunity to penetrate and pitch.

  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsCurry dribbles off of the high screen toward the wing.

     

    Once Curry is out, Bogut and Lee step down to set a staggered screen for Thompson in the corner.

     

    Thompson sets his man up then cuts off of the screen looking for the shot.

  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsIf Bogut and Lee are spaced out, Curry can drive off of the screen from the high man and shoot in between the screen if Bogut’s defender is not in position to help.
  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsCurry uses the staggered ball-screen at the top of the key and drives toward the basket. Curry can pass to Bogut rolling to the rim or can pitch out to either corner.
  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsCurry uses the staggered ball-screen at the top of the key and dribbles toward the wing.

     

    Bogut rolls to the rim.

  • Basketball Play - Warriors Horns OptionsCurry pass the ball to Lee at the top of the key.

     

    Lee has the option to shoot, drive to the basket, or use the Hi/Lo action and pass to Bogut inside.

Bob Marlin ULL Horns Post Step Out

Bob Marlin ULL Horns Post Step Out

This article was originally featured on FastModelSports.com

This play is simple yet effective. The point guard passes to 5 at the high post and cuts away as if he is going to move into the lane. Instead, 1 screens down for 4 who pops out to the top of the key for a 3-point shot. If the defense starts anticipating this action, look to send 1 off of a flare or to the basket on a slip.

  • Basketball Play - ULL Horns Post Step Out5 steps out to receive a pass from 1.
  • Basketball Play - ULL Horns Post Step Out5 faces up and looks to shoot.

     

    1 acts as if he is cutting to the basket, but instead sets a screen on 4’s defender.

     

    4 steps around the screen for a shot.

Team USA Horns Elbow Handoff

NBA Play of the Day by Coach Marty Gross

This play was originally featured on Coach Gross’s website: coachmartygross.info. You can follow Coach Gross on twitter @CoachMartyGross.

Horns Elbow HO

Team USA_Horns Elbow HO

Diagram 1:

1-5 post entry.

4+1/2 staggered down screen.

Diagram 2:

Option 1:

5-3 DHO.

3 (Durant) makes play.

Option 2:

2 curls 4’s screen.

3-2 pass for score.

Option 3:

4 rolls to basket.

3-4 pass for score.

Hofstra Horns Flipback

Play of the Day: Hofstra Horns Flipback by Max Sass

This play was featured on CoachSass.com. Follow @MSass31 on twitter!!!

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As a graduate of Hofstra University and former grad assistant for the men’s basketball team, it has been terrific to see the resurgence of the program. The story of the way head coach Joe Mihalich has been told many times, but maybe even more impressive than the turnaround he’s captained is his brilliant offensive system and game plans.

When I was a junior at Hofstra, in Mo Cassara’s first season at the helm and Charles Jenkins’ final one, the Pride finished tied for second (with Old Dominion) in the CAA – to that point the highest finish since joining the conference. Hofstra, in Mihalich’s third year has now bested that and is a pair of games away from the Pride’s first NCAA Tournament since 2001.

On top of being the favorite in the CAA, Hofstra is second in the conference in scoring, averaging 79.3 PPG. A big reason for that is the excellent ball screen sets that Mihalich and the Pride run. A lot of looks are out of Horns, including this one from their victory over Drexel in the CAA Semifinals.

CAA Player of the Year and star point guard Juan’ya Green (#1) starts by going off 4 man Denton Koon’s  (#12) screen. As Koon circles over the 5 man (Andre Walker, #44), Green hits the 5 behind him. A sharp change of direction leads Green into a top of key hand off. The wing Brian Bernardi (#24) sprints behind Green getting the handoff, which means Drexel cannot help off him, because he is such an elite level shooter. Koon filled to the corner while  Ameen Tanksley (#1) fills higher up on the wing one pass away. While Koon’s defender would be the roll-help in most defensive systems, Koon is directly in the sightline of Green and difficult to help off.

While Hofstra does not score immediately off this action, the movement and spacing is very dangerous and this set is one that coaches with a dynamic ball screen guard should consider implementing. CLICK HERE for the PDF play diagram.