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Come on - join today. It has also been used successfully and extensively in Europe. He has coached at every level of basketball from elementary school to the professional ranks, and is the creator of many instructional basketball videos.
He is a great student of the game with an expert understanding of Xs and Os, and maintains contact with coaches from around the world. In this DVD, Perkins first presents the basics of the offense, and then includes numerous detailed plays and options, and on-court demonstrations.
Plays are categorized as 1 plays for your shooters, 2 pick and roll plays, 3 plays for your post players, and 4 a few additional "bonus" plays. A pdf document is included with play diagrams. This article discusses the basics of the Horns offense and some of the many plays that coach Perkins includes on the DVD - get the DVD for the complete package. The Horns alignment has both post players high near the arc on each side of the lane and when both set screens for the point guard O1, look like the "horns" on a bull.
Some coaches favor the term "A-set" because the set looks a bit like the capital letter "A" upside down. This is the basic starting set - O4 and O5 are high as the "horns", O1 usually starts in the middle, and shooters O2 and O3 are in the corners. You can run this offense against man-to-man and zone defenses.
You get pick and roll action, shots for your best shooters, and the ball to your best post player. Horns works well from transition, and is easy to get into right off an inbounds situation.
O5 and O4 are screeners for O1, and O1 can pick either side and dribble either right or left around the high screen. Here O1 dribbles around O5 looking to score, and runs the pick and roll action with O5 rolling off the screen inside for a possible pass from O1. O1 can also kick-out pass to O3 for an open 3-point shot in the corner if the X3 defender drops inside to give defensive help. Notice that the opposite post O4 pops out on top. Or now O4 and O5 can work a "hi-lo" action with O5 posting up inside, getting the pass from O4.
Feeding the post from the top middle is usually good as ordinarily there is no helpside defense when the ball is at the top. If this is not open, you could go into a standard 4-out or 5-out offense. But another option is this: O2 moves up to the wing, and O4 passes to O2, follows the pass and ball-screens for O2 diagram C.
Now we have pick and roll action with O2 and O4. As O2 dribbles around the screen, there are passing options to O5 on the opposite low block, or kick-out passes to either O1 or O3 for 3-point shots.
Opposite Roll Diagram D shows the Horns high pick and roll. Here O1 dribbles around O5 looking to score. But instead of O5 rolling inside off the screen, we have the opposite post O4 cut inside for the pass from O1.
After screening, O5 pops out on top and could get the pass from O1 and then run the hi-lo action with O4 posting up inside diagram E. All the previous options are in play O5 could pass to O2 and pick and roll with O2, etc. Post-Switch Diagram F. This simple switch often confuses the post defenders and helps prevent the opposite post defender from hedging or helping against the pick and roll.
All the same options as described above can now be run after this simple post switch. Side-Entry Diagram G. O1 dribbles to either side and O4 and O5 set a double screen for O1. O1 dribbles around the screens looking to score or pass to the roller here O4 , or perhaps has a kick-out pass to O3 in the corner.
All the same options are in play. O1 could pass back on top to O5 and then we look for the hi-lo action. You can designate which post player is your roller and which pops out on top. If one of the post players is a better outside shooter and the other stronger inside, then have the better shooter always pop outside while your stronger post player always rolls inside.
Post-Cross Diagram H. This is similar to the post-switch above except here instead of a simple switch, O4 cross-screens for O5. O5 loops under the screen and then ball-screens for O1 and runs the pick and roll diagram I. O5 rolls inside while O4 pops out on top. Again, all the previous options are available. This completes the basic actions of the Horns offense. Next we will discuss a number of set plays that you can run: 1 plays for your best shooters, 2 pick and roll plays, and 3 plays for your post players.
We start in the Horns set diagram J. O1 passes to O5 and then screens for O4. O4 cuts around the screen to the right low block. O3 cuts through underneath to the left low block area.
O5 passes back to O1 diagram K , who after screening for O4, moves back to the top. Meanwhile, O3, O4 and O5 set a triple staggered screen for your shooter O2.
O2 initially steps up a little toward the wing to set up the cut, and then cuts hard around all three screens to the right wing and gets the pass from O1 and the 3-point shot. Slip option. If the X4 defender helps on the cutter O2, O4 slips and ducks into the middle for a quick pass from O1 and the inside shot diagram L.
O4 down-screens for O2 and O2 cuts up to the top. O5 and O2 then set a double screen for O1, and O1 dribbles over the screens diagram 2. O4 screens for O3 and O3 cuts out to the left wing this vacates the right side allowing for the spacing for our flare-screen action, and also occupies their defenders.
O5 turns and back-screens for O2 near the top lane line extended. O2 cuts over the flare-screen to the right wing for the over-the-top pass from O1 and the open 3-point shot.
If the defenders switch the flare-screen, O5 slips the screen and cuts inside for the pass from O1, and the lay-up. If it is set lower toward the wing area, there will not be adequate spacing for O2 and the over-the-top pass.
It includes these plays for your shooters: Siena.
Post dive Suns Post dive Simple pick and roll action with high post and guard. Out of the pick and roll there are multiple options: Drive to basket Kick to corner for 3 point Hit the roll man High low pass Opposite dive Instead of 5 rolling to the basket, we have 4 turn and roll to the basket. Good option when the defense is very aggresive and playing way above the 3 point line. Options: 5 pops for an outside shot Hit the 4 roll man Kick to wing for 3 High low past from 5 to 4 Suns This set gives 4 and isolation play.
Basketball Offense - Horns Offense