This play is a play to run when a team traps the low post from their other big.
Syracuse Women’s Associate Head Coach Vonn Read 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 is a great concept when teams are trapping the post with the opposite post player!!
Editor’s Note from Brian: I do realize that most teams will not as a defensive rule, trap the post from the elbow. However, if you the defense traps big to big from block to block, moving the second post to the elbow can do one of two things:
1) It takes away that trap and allows a strong low post a chance to go one on one without being trapped–at least until the defense adjusts.
2) Players will usually react as they have been coached. You might get the elbow defender to react once or twice and trap the low post (before his or her coach can adjust) and get a layup from this set.
It could also be used as a backdoor play for teams that don’t swarm the post from that spot and play very aggressive style of defense.
The 3 player will pop out to the wing for the pass, and the 2 player will cut to the corner for the overload.
The 4 player will relocate to the weak side elbow.
The 3 player will pass the ball to the 5 player.
We run this set because we know the 4 defender will double team the post immediately on the catch.
We put the 4 player at the elbow in position to dive the basket if X4 traps the post.
We overload the strong side to take away the help.
There are no defenders on the weak side of the floor to help X4 when they trap the post.
We get layups on this set alot. It can also force the opponent out of this scheme or continue to give up layups.
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