Coach Vonn Read has submitted several plays from his playbook series The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays to the Coaching Toolbox.
Vonn has been the Associate Head Coach for the Women’s program at Syracuse since 2011 as was instrumental in their final four run in the spring of 2016.
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 a quick hitter to get an isolation for your 1 player.
The numbers are meant to identify the players.
They are not meant to say that you have to have a traditional #1 to run this play, or that the player has to drive to their right hand. You can adjust the play to the opposite side of the floor, if you would want the player to drive left.
It is meant to stimulate your thinking to come up with ways to put your players in positions where they can use their individual strengths for the good of the team.
This is a good isolation set for your 1 player.
The 1 player will pass to the 4 player popping out.
After the pass to the 4 player, the 1 player will fake the cut to the basket and stop to set a brush screen for the 5 player.
If we set a good screen, we can get a layup for the 5 player. The 1 player will pop back hard for the ball.
On the pop back, the 1 player can shoot the 3-pointer if the defender is late recovering after helping on the cut to the basket by the 5 player.
The 1 player can drive it all the way to the basket on a bad close-out by X1.
Put a shooter in the corner to take away the help on the drive.
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.
“THE GAME IS ALWAYS CHANGING? ARE YOU?” Vonn Read
Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays