Most box set basketball plays start with the big men at the elbows and the wings down on the block. The big men will then usually turn around and down screen the two wing players to help them get open. Another common start to the play is having the big man pop and get a catch instead of setting a down screen.
The box set is an excellent formation to start in if your wing players are having trouble catching the ball on the wings. The down screen will help make it easier for the wing player to get open and the point guard to enter the ball. It can be used as a formation to start pretty much any of your man to man basketball plays.
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The closer the wing or post player can catch the ball on the entry pass, the better the play will run. If the defense pushes the catch way out past the 3 point line, the player with the ball is not really a threat to score. This means a lower shooting percentage on the final shot. So when you run these plays, you want to make sure that your players are setting good screens for each other and also that they are fighting for position on the catch.
Your job as the basketball coach is to teach your players how to do these things like fighting for the catch or setting a good screen because they are so valuable for your offense.
This box set basketball play can be run against a man to man defense or a zone defense. It is important that the players screen a man and not an area.
This triple screen basketball play will start out of the box set, but is ultimately going to end up with a great screening action for a primary scorer.
This box set play is going to open up into a multiple different screening and cutting actions to try and get the defense to breakdown.
This post iso basketball play will start out of the box set and is going to end up with trying to get the post player a catch where they can look to score.