By: Lee Rose
Originally Published in: Winning Basketball Fundamentals
Provided by: Human Kinetics
Sometimes the simplest plays are the most effective ones. The box set can be highly successful and easily disguised. Players need to learn three calls: cross, diagonal, and up. Each call indicates a screening angle. The players can then line up at any of the four spots and execute the play. For instance, in the cross action, the hot spot, or the shooting spot, is the elbow opposite the player inbounding the ball. The call "Cross 2" means that the play is designated for O2 coming off a cross screen. "Cross 3" indicates that O3 is on the hot spot, and so on. If the call is "Diagonal 4," O4 lines up diagonally to the player inbounding, and the player who lines up in front of the player passing the ball inbounds sets the screen. The offensive team should pick on a weak defender and get a layup or a foul by attacking the basket.
Alignment, screens, cutting angles, and passes.
Play begins in the front-court, baseline. Players are in a box set. Follow these steps: