Basketball Plays Curl Pop 4 vs. Sag

Today’s inbounds play to run against man to man was submitted by Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read. Vonn submits two plays each month from his book The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays

Coach Read has also 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.

This play is designed to attack teams that sag the inbounder defender in the paint to help take away layups at the rim on UOB situations.

Curl Pop 4 vs. Inbounds

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The 2 player will curl around the stack looking for the pass from the 1 player.

X1 will help on the cut by the 2 player, which we want.








As soon as the 2 player curls around the stack, the 4 player will pop out to the wing for the pass.

The 5 player will cut to set the screen on X1 helping on the curl.

While X1 is helping on the curl, he will get screened in by the 5 player. We use the curl cut to allow X1 to help,
thus setting up the action.






The 1 player will pass the ball to the 4 player and quickly step to the corner for the 3-point shot.

Anytime we see a team that helps big in the paint on UOB situations, we will automatically attack with a
counter attack on that defender.

We like to force help at the basket and at the same time screen the helper inside the paint.

Sometimes, the 2 player will block X1 in on the curl, thus setting a double screen.

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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