Today's Quote: "One of hardest decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder."
Today's Theme... the Horns set.
The Horns set is widely used at all levels - NBA/WNBA, collegiate, and high school. The basic set (below) has both post players lifted up near the 3-point arc (the "horns"), with the point guard on top and two shooters deep in the corners. This allows for good spacing, and takes the defense's big shot blockers away from the hoop. Screening, cutting, dribble-drive, pick and roll, etc are all options. You get shots for your best shooters, and your best post player. Horns works well from transition, and is easy to get into right off an inbounds situation.
Here are two simple Horns plays. Simple things often work best.
You could run this to either side. O1 dribbles off O5's horns screen to the right wing. After screening, O5 dives inside. O1 could pass to O5, or to O4 (diagram B) who has stepped out to the top. O4 then passes "hi-lo" to O5 posting up inside.
O1 dribbles off O5's horns-screen to the left. O4 screens for O5 (diagram 2) and O5 cuts to the hoop for the pass from O1. Optionally, O1 could dribble-drive to the hoop with a kick-out pass option to O3.
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