When playing Cleveland State you have to find ways to counter their pressue and make it as difficult as possible for them to successfully trap you. They trap all ball screens so running a horns set is one of the most difficult ways for them to do that successfully. Trailing at the half at our place we started the second half running three different variations of horns on our first three possessions. We scored on all 3. With them trapping the ball screen it makes it crucial the opposite post defender sinks in the hole or there is a strong blitz from the corner/wing defender. You can see in the first clip how even though our PG #11 DJ Cole got trapped as soon as he got the ball to our 4 man #4 Shawn Amiker he had a clear driving lane to the basket. The second clip shows us going off the 4 man, their 5 didn't sink far enough and we got an And 1. The third & final clip shows a pass entry that brought us to a back screen and down screen action on the side of the floor. With them pressuring the ball our 5 man #20 Bobby Hain created space off the bounce and hit the slipping 4 man for a lay-up.
1 uses 5's ball screen. 5 rolls to rim. 4 pops to top of key. 1 reads defense.
1 uses 4's ball screen. 4 rolls to rim. 5 pops to top of key. 1 reads defense.
1 enters to 5. 1 sprints off 4's back screen looking for pass from 5.
If 1 doesn't get pass he clears to the corner, pushing 3 up to the wing. 4 goes and sets a down screen immediatly after setting the back pick for 1. 2 uses the screen, 4 either slips to rim or pops to corner.
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