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Basketball Offense - Box-Set Offense - Pick and Roll Plays

By James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook, @ www.coachesclipboard.net
This article is the third in a series of four articles on basketball's Box-set offense and coach Lason Perkins' excellent DVD on the Box offense. Coach Perkins at this writing resides in Cary, NC and coaches basketball at Chapel Hill High School. Lason Perkins is recognized globally as one of basketball's brightest coaching minds. He has coached at every level of basketball from elementary school to the professional ranks, and is the creator of many instructional basketball videos. He is a great student of the game with an expert understanding of Xs and Os, and maintains contact with coaches from around the world.

Coach Perkins has researched the Box offense in great detail and presents 34 detailed plays and options, all with on-court demonstrations. Plays are categorized as (1) baseline plays for your shooters (7 plays), (2) post plays (15 plays), (3) pick and roll plays (6 plays), and (4) isolation/backdoor plays (6 plays).

Get the DVD and all 34 plays!

Encyclopedia of the Box Offense DVD

"Encyclopedia of the Box Offense" with Lason Perkins


The ball-screen (pick and roll) is very popular currently. The following box-set plays utilize the pick and roll.

Box-set Pick and Roll Plays



The following plays are in the Premium Members section)
  • Lob
  • Side Screen #2


Fake DHO (Dribble Hand-Off)

Diagram 1 shows the basic box set. O2 and O3 cross to opposite corners. O4 pops out just outside the left elbow and gets the pass from O1. O1 cuts around O4 who fakes a hand-off to O1, but keeps the ball. O1 moves to the left wing (diagram 2). O5 then sets a ball-screen for O4. O4 and O5 execute the pick and roll (diagram 3). O4 looks to score or pass to O5 rolling inside, or to our best shooter O2 in the corner.

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Side Screen

Diagram 1 shows O5 and O4 setting down-screens for O3 and O2. O2 cuts out to the left wing, and O3 goes to the right wing and receives the pass from O1. O1 down-screens for O4 (diagram 2). After screening, O1 moves out to the left corner. O4 cuts up to set a ball-screen for O3. O5 moves to the left block.

O3 and O4 run the pick and roll (diagram 3). Depending on O4's skill set, he/she can either roll to the hoop or pop out to the arc. O3 looks to score, but also has passing options to all four players.

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Side Screen #2

Diagram 1 shows O5 and O4 setting down-screens for O2 and O3. O2 cuts out to the left wing, and O3 goes to the right wing and receives the pass from O1. O1 moves to the left wing, and O2 drops down to the left corner (diagram 2). O4 moves to the left block.

O5 sets a ball-screen for O3, and O3 and O5 run the pick and roll. Again, depending on O5's skill set, he/she either rolls to the hoop, or pops out to the arc. O3 looks to score, but also has multiple passing, kick-out options.

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Kansas

Coach Bill Self has used this play at Kansas. Diagram 1 shows O2 cutting to the right corner. O5 and O4 set a double staggered screen for O3. O3 cuts over the double screen to the left wing and gets the pass from O1. O1 moves to the right wing. O4 down-screens for O5 (diagram 2), and O5 curls around the screen. O3 could pass to O5 here.

If O5 is not open, he/she moves to the right block (diagram 3), and O4 sets a ball-screen for O3. O3 and O4 run the pick and roll. O3 looks to score, but also has passing kick-out options to all four teammates.

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Florida

Diagram 1 shows O1 dribbles to the left wing, as O4 down-screens for O3. O4 then moves to the left corner, and O3 cuts to the top for the pass from O1. O5 fakes screening for O2 (diagram 2),and cuts back up to ball-screen for O3. O2 moves to the right corner. O3 and O5 run the pick and roll. We have a kick-out option to our best shooter O2.

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Get more Box-Set Plays in the Premium Members section and the Deluxe CD and downloads. It also includes "Lob" and "Side-Screen #2".

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From Lason Perkins "Encyclopedia of the Box Offense")



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Encyclopedia of the Box Offense DVD

"Encyclopedia of the Box Offense" with Lason Perkins






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