Basketball Plays Wheel Circle

Today’s Post is from 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.



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2 will sprint hard over the top of the screens set by 4 and 5.

This is a decoy action, used to set up the baseline runner action.








3 will sprint hard off the stagger screens set by 4 and 5 to receive the pass at the top.









2 will sprint hard off the double screens low set by 4 and 5 for the shot.







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Here is an option that you might be able to get at times

2 will cut hard off the screens set by 4 and 5.

2 will curl hard to the basket coming off a brush screen set by 5.

1 will pass to 2 for the curl lob!!




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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