Basketball Plays Box Double Low

This play is designed as a baseline inbounds play to run against a 2-3 zone defense.

This is the second post in March from Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read. Vonn submits two plays each month from his book The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays.

You can also see more of his plays in the Related Posts links at the bottom of this post. Vonn served as an assistant coach in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Orlando Miracle, and San Antonio Silver Stars. He was an advanced scout for the Orlando Magic as well as The Charlotte Sting.

Box Double Low – Slip Seam Option vs Zone

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This is a great play for a shooter against a Zone Defense.

The 5 player will pop out to the corner for the pass.

The 4 player will screen for the 1 player, who pops out to receive the pass from the 5 player.







The 5 player will cut to the block after making the pass to the 1 player.









The 3 player will step in and screen X3, with the 5 player screening X5.

The 2 player will cut off the double screen, looking for the 3-point shot in the corner.








If X3 steps out and takes away the pass to the 2 player, the 3 player will slip right into the seam for the easy jump shot.

This is an overload action against the Zone, which puts 4 offensive players vs. 3 defenders on the strong side of the floor.



Coaching Basketball

Coach Read has also put together The Basketball Encyclopedia of plays. You can check them out here: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays or read more about the books:

Any coach looking for the latest and innovative plays from the Professional, College, or High School levels can stop looking. With a compilation of over 7,700 different plays, you will never need to purchase another basketball playbook again. These playbooks can be used as a great reference tool for years to come. This 2 Volume Book includes plays from 19 different play categories, and they are the most extensive playbooks on the market.

The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays (Platinum Series) contains over 7,700 Plays (Both Volumes combined) from the NBA, WNBA, USBL, and College levels from someone who has worked as an Advanced Scout or Coach on each level!!! This book has been intensely compiled over the last 21 years, with plays taken from a lot of NBA Coaches (past and present), WNBA coaches, and College coaches (Men’s and Women’s) from around the country.

Any coach that is serious about improving their knowledge of the game from an X and O standpoint will benefit tremendously from these books. These Books can be used to discover New Quick hitters, add a New Package to your playbook, or develop an entire Offensive System. There are a lot of new ideas and concepts in these books to study, and the Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays can be a great resource for coaches on all levels!!! This book is definitely for those X and O junkies who are always looking to improve as a Coach.


Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays

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2 comments for “Basketball Plays Box Double Low

  1. March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    If X5 slips the screen of 5, have him face up to the ball.
    You could have 2 & 5 screen the blocks and have 3 pick the best wing to break to as well.

    • williab83
      April 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks for input, coach!

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