Basketball Plays 12 Flash

An idea that perhaps you can tweak and adapt parts of to your zone attack.

It was contributed 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.


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The 2 player will flash in from the weak side, looking for the quick jump shot in the paint.

The 2 player also has the option to pass to the 4 or 5 player for the lob layup.







If the 2 player does not get the shot, he will continue to the wing to set a ball screen for the 3 player.

The ball screen will force the 2 defender help to stop the ball.

The 3 player will dribble the ball to the middle of the court.

The 4 and 5 players will step up to their block.






The 3 player will draw both X1 and X2 to the ball handler on the ball screen, forcing 2 defenders on the ball.

The offense can now play 4 on 3 against the defense.








With the ball in the middle of the floor, the 3 player now has 4 passing options, looking to exploit the 3 backline defenders.

X3 and X4 will usually help big on the 1 and 2 players on the ballscreen action.

If they do help, the 3 player can hit either the 4 or 5 player on the block.

The X5 defender has to defend both players on the block.





If the pass goes to the 2 player and the shot is not available, you can play short corner action.









If the pass goes to the 1 player and the shot is not available, you can also play short corner action.


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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1 comment for “Basketball Plays 12 Flash

  1. Joe r
    October 20, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Good stuff, simple is good.

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