Toledo Rockets - Horns Floppy - FastModel Sports

Published 08/26/2018 by Dave Nedbalek Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

The University of Toledo men's team runs some phenomenal action under Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk. They are one of the most "set-driven" teams in the country. Out of 1,640 FGA in the 2017-2018 season, only 196 were in transition.

This diagram isn't 100% accurate to the formation/timing of the video clip below, but you can easlily see where my adaptations come from. I generally like to allow clips or actions to get my creativity flowing. When I see initial action that I really like, I will often build a 'series' of sets around that particular action. Check out my counters of this action:  

Horns Floppy: Spain PNR Counter

Horns Floppy: Double Stagger Counter

This is a great set with some very quick decisions to be made by the defense. As you can see the end of result of this set is not a basket, and to be honest it isn't particulary great execution or spacing, but you can most certainly see the potential of this set. I am a huge fan of the floppy action, not so much for the guard coming off, but for the great sealing position the screener should be in. These are great opportunities to screen with bigger guards that can exploit mismatches as well.

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  • Basketball Play - Toledo Rockets - Horns Floppy
  • Basketball Play - Toledo Rockets - Horns Floppy
  • Basketball Play - Toledo Rockets - Horns Floppy
  • 1 stays FT line extended or higher in slot while bringing ball up.


    5 drops to the first hash and does not want to go to setup 2's floppy cut.


    2 will cut towards the top of the key.

  • 4 meets 2 on midline at the top of the key and sets screen.


    2 tight curls, diving to front of rim. This sets up floppy cut, but should still be a hard scoring cut.


    This is why 1 wants to bring the ball up in the outer slot as it creates great spacing to hit 4 popping but also to have a chance at feeding 2 on dive cut.

  • 2 gets head under rim and cuts off of 5's screen.


    4 hits 2 for a potential shot/post feed.