5 High Set Plays

5 High Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are five high set plays that we saw in conference play last season. A lot of teams like to use this formation in our league because it opens up the lane and brings the post up from the block to the free-throw area. This is especially helpful for teams that want to bring the big out to face up or shoot three point shots. In addition, this formation can be great for spacing using staggered screens, down screens, ball screens, and back door cuts.

5 High Set Plays – High Drift Head Tap Baseline Runner

1 passes to 4, cuts in, then pops out to get the ball back. 1 dribbles left sending 4 to the corner as 3 cuts along the baseline off of a screen from 5.

5 High Set Plays – High Eye X Stagger

1 passes to 3 and 4 cuts to the block. 1 and 5 set a staggered screen for 2. 2 then passes to 1 and 4 sets a screen for 3. 2 and 5 then set a second staggered screen for 5 and 2.

5 High Set Plays – High Stack Loop Side Stagger

1 dribbles left to right off of a high stack screen from 5 and 4. 1 passes to 3 then cuts to the opposite corner. 3 passes to 5 who passes to 2. 4 and 5 then  set a staggered ball-screen for 2.

5 High Set Plays – High Up Bump Guard 6

1 passes to 2 then cuts to the corner. 4 cuts to the block. 2 passes to 5 who passes to 3. 4 acts as if he is setting a screen but instead bumps back to the block. 2 cuts off of a down-screen from 5.

5 High Set Plays – High Drift 4 Auto Slip

1 passes to 2 then cuts to the corner. 4 cuts in under 5 then back to the top of the key to get the ball from 2. 4 passes to 3. 4 and 5 move towards 3 on the wing for a staggered ball-screen. 4 slips the screen to the rim. 5 sets the screen behind 4.

High Set Plays

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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. 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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5 High Set Plays by Wes Kosel


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