1-4 High Flare Plays by Wes Kosel

1-4 High Flare Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are five 1-4 high set plays that incorporate flare screens into the scoring attack. The playbook includes plays from the San Antonio Spurs (Gregg Popovich), Georgia Tech (Brian Gregory), Michigan State (Tom Izzo), Senegal (Cheikh Sarr), and Winthrop (Pat Kelsey).

1-4 High Flare Plays – San Antonio Spurs – 1-4 High Loop Wheel

1 dribbles to the left as 3 loops around 5 and gets the ball from 1. 4 moves down to the block and 2 to the corner. 3 then dribbles right as 4 sets a flex-screen for 2 and 5 sets a flare-screen for 1. If neither option is there 1 cuts off of a staggered screen on the baseline.

1-4 High Flare Plays – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – 1-4 High Post Cross

1 dribbles left as 2 cuts off of 4 and 5 and 3 runs underneath to the opposite wing. 1 passes to 2 then clears to the right. 5 sets a cross-screen for 4 who sprints to a side ball-screen for 2. As 2 dribbles right, 5 sets a flare-screen for 1.

1-4 High Flare Plays – Michigan State Spartans – 1-4 High Rub

2 cuts around 4 to the corner. 1 passes to 4. Once 4 has the ball, 5 screens out for 3. If 3 isn’t open, 5 sets a flare-screen for 1.

1-4 High Flare Plays – Senegal – 1-4 HighWheel

1 passes to 2 then runs over and gets the ball back. 3 runs off of a cross-screen from 4 and 2 flares off of 5 at the opposite elbow.

1-4 High Flare Plays – Winthrop Eagles – 1-4 High Options

Option 1: Pass to Wing – 1 passes to 2 cutting to the wing. 3 moves to the corner and 1 cuts off of a flare-screen from 5. If 1 isn’t open, 5 sets a ball-screen for 2.

Option 2: Hand-Off – 1 dribbles right to give the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 2 dribbles middle and uses a ball-screen from 5.


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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. He is also the head coach for the JV team at Colorado College. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.

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1-4 High Flare Plays by Wes Kosel


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