Basketball Offense - 3-2 Motion Offense OptionsBy Dr. James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook
First read "Motion Offense Principles" and 3-Out 2-In Motion Offense. You want flexibility and want to vary your offensive attack, while maintaining the 3-out,2-in as your basic set. Here are some simple options for the 3-2 set. These do not necessarily have to be called as set plays, but can be taught to the players as various options to use within the general motion offensive scheme.
To change to a 1-3-1 set, call "1-up" and the weak-side low post player moves to the high post. This is a good set to use against the 2-3 zone defense.
To show a 1-4 stack set, call "2 up" and both posts move to the elbows. Now you can run the 1-4 stack offense and plays.
If you have a good point guard, call "Pinball" to run this simple low stack play. O1 drives and tries to create his own shot, or dishes off to a teammate. O2 and O3 set picks for O4 and O5. O2 flares out for a three-point option. O3 moves out on top as prevent man on defense.
To overload a zone (in this case the right side), call "3-cross". O3 cuts to the hoop, and then out to the opposite corner. Now the right side of the floor is overloaded. If O1 passes to O2, you'll have a ballside triangle with O3, O4 and O2.
The defense is in a 1-3-1 zone and you want to go to a two-guard front. Call "3 corner" to have O3 slide down to the corner, and O1 and O2 move over into a two-guard set. Or call "2-Corner" with O2 in the corner. O1 and O3 are on top. Have O2 run the baseline back and forth, always on ball-side, like our "Runner" offense.
Change to a 4-out, 1-in set by calling something like "4 Out to John", where John becomes the inside post player. See "4-out, 1-in motion offense".
If you have good quick guards, use the open post (5-Out) offense. Call this "5", but not "5-Out". Once I called "5-out" and the ref charged me with a time-out, thinking I had yelled "time-out" instead of "5-Out". Also see "Open Post Double-Up Offense".