Newsletter #272

Augurst 16, 2023


Today's Quote:   "I never wanted to be famous, I just wanted to be great." - Ray Charles

Today's Theme... Illinois Horns Post-up Play

This simple Horns post-up play comes from Matt Bollant, Eastern Illinois University Head Women's Coach. In these diagrams, O3 is the post player. But you could call it for O2. If either the X2 or X3 defender is in foul trouble, you can run it for the offensive player being guarded by that player. Or if there is a big-little mis-match with either X2 or X3, call it for that player.

In diagram 1, O1 passes to O4 at the arc. O5 screens for O1 and O1 cuts over that screen to the left wing. O3 cuts early, as the first pass is in the air. 

Horns Illinois Play

O3 gets the pass from O4 for the post move (diagram 2). This pass could be a bounce pass if X3 is playing behind O3. Or if X3 is fronting O3, O3 takes the defender up the lane a step and then seals for a lob pass over the top from O4.

Illinois Horns post-up action

Video - Matt Bollant's "Encyclopedia of Set Plays":

Illinois horns post-up play video

Also see:  Basketball Horns Plays and Horns Offense

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