By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The box and 1 is a defense that teams probably won’t encounter too often during the season, but it’s still important to know how to beat it. Fran Fraschilla, international basketball analyst for ESPN and former college basketball coach, runs through the offense that he uses to beat the gimmicky box and 1.
Box and 1 Offense
Drill Summary: The point guard starts with the ball and dribbles to the lane line extended on the opposite side of the player getting guarded man to man. As they get there, the back side post sets a screen on the best player’s defender and they come through the lane. As they come through the lane, they receive a double screen from the other post and wing. If the point guard can pass to them for an open look there, do it, otherwise have the four man pop out to the other wing and the player who set the initial back screen pop to the corner. Reverse the ball twice until it’s in the corner, then flash the five on the baseline to the low block and have the four man dive to just below the elbow. From there, you should be able to get a numbers advantage and score the ball.
Keys to the Drill:
2) Good screens.
3) Crisp passing.
4) Take advantage of numbers situations.
By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
No matter what point you’re at in the season, ESPN basketball analyst and former college coach Fran Fraschilla stresses the importance of being prepared for any situation. In this sideline out-of-bounds play, Fraschilla runs through the counter for his “Double” set that gives the offensive team a shot at a layup with little time left on the clock. This play is great against teams who tend to over-commit on defense when guarding offensive players flashing toward the ball, and will open up space on the backside for a lob pass.
Drill Summary: The four players on the court line up in a box formation, with the 5 man on the nearside block. To begin the set, the player on the far elbow flashes towards halfcourt, while the player on the nearside elbow screens down for the player on the backside block. Then, the player who just screened down comes off the screen and cuts to the ball side corner. In the original “Double” set, the inbounder would then pass to the player cutting to the corner. In this counter set, the player who received the first screen plants their left foot at the three point line and cuts to the backside of the hoop, where they’ll receive the lob pass. It is also important that the 5 man flashes to the ball after setting their screen so more space is cleared out for the player receiving the lob pass.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Spacing – don’t let defenders guard two offensive players.
2) Crisp cuts.
3) Sell the original play.
4) Accurate pass.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Former Division I college basketball coach, Fran Fraschilla, describes the importance of recognizing what kind of zone defense you are facing before attacking it. He demonstrates how all zone defenses end up looking like 2-3 zones when the ball gets to the corner. Therefore, it is best to teach your players to attack the zone from the sideline down because they will all look the same from that area, thus keeping all concepts and principles the same regardless of what zone you are facing.
By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fran Fraschilla is an International Basketball Analyst for ESPN and a former Division I college basketball coach. Coach Fraschilla shows you a sideline out of bounds play for late game situations where only a catch-and-shoot would be possible. This play creates movement and multiple screens.
Sideline Out of Bounds Play: Carolina
Teaching Points: He stresses that in these type of situations it is important to just give your team a chance to win or tie by getting them an open shot.