Ball screen basketball plays are all dependent on setting a good screen, being aggressive off the screen, and then the player with the basketball reading the defense. The defense has to decide how they are going to guard the ball screen. That means that there is always going to be something open if you read it right. Here is a simple side ball screen play run by Providence.
Play Name: Providence Friars: Side Ball Screen Basketball Play (11-12)
Play Goal: Attack off of the ball screen and read the defense.
Play Tips: Set a good ball screen and look to turn the corner. Get into the paint and look to make a play for yourself or a teammate. Keep good spacing off of the ball.