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Horns
Basic


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Coach Daniel

Variations of the basic horns pick and roll, also see Horns Flare, Flex.

See YouTube video - Horns double pick and roll and variations.

a) Standard play

1 chooses a side, in this case 4 picks and rolls, 5 flashes to the top, 3 comes up about foul-line extended (X3 can't help on the roller).

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Look for a high-low on a pass to 5, if X4 hedges 4 will often will be wide open.

5 can pass to 3 and follow to ballscreen, see YouTube video - Raptors horn reverse.

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Variation - 4 pops, 5 rolls.

4 can catch and attack downhill.

See YouTube video - Toronto Raptors Horns 4 (for Siakam).

See Offence - Rhondorf 1-4, also Horns 1 rolling.

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Detroit Pistons - 4 pops, swing the ball to 3, 4 dives, 5 ballscreens.

See YouTube video - How 2012-13 NBA teams run horns.

See Horns 1 dive and pull.

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b) Screen away

The opposite post screens away, 3 looks for a shot or 5 getting post position inside.
 

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c) Screen the screener

5 gets a backscreen from 2, who then gets a screen from 4.

See Horns 1 Argentina, Quick hitters - Ravens 2015.

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d) Pistol action

1 comes off 4's screen, makes a dribble hand-off to 2, 4 rolls to the opposite block.


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5 picks and rolls.

See YouTube video - Gonzaga horns.

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g) Duke (twist)

5 picks and rolls.

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4 picks and rolls.

See Horns 1 Double fist.

Golden State Warriors - Twist - 5 picks and rolls, then 4 picks and pops.

See YouTube video - Golden State Twist.
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