2-3 high set basketball plays have a two-guard front with the other three players at the free-throw line extended. The big man is usually in the center, and the other two players are on the wings. These types of basketball plays require your team to have good spacing and read the defense. It is also a good offense for backdoor basketball plays and UCLA cuts.
All of these 2-3 high set basketball plays have a video breaking down the play and written text. The text portion will tell you what you should be looking for when running the play and some tips and pointers to make the play more effective.
Depending on what the play is, the ball is most likely going to be entered into one of the players in the line of three. When the ball is entered, the player receiving the pass needs to make sure that they are not getting pushed out of where they are a scoring threat. If they catch the ball way outside the three-point line and are not a threat, the defender can sag off and cover the passing lanes.
Also, this type of offensive set is going to require several cuts, most likely. So when the player cuts, they need to first set their defender up, cut hard, and always look for the ball so that they are a threat to score. Even if they don’t get the ball, a hard cut can open up a scoring opportunity for a teammate. It is up to you as the basketball coach to stress this to your players and make sure that they execute the offense the correct way.
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This backdoor basketball play will have all the offensive players at or above the free throw line extended. This will remove any help defense on the cut.