Coach Vonn Read has submitted several plays from his book The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays to the Coaching Toolbox. Vonn is the Associate Head Coach for the Women’s program at Syracuse.

He has also served as an assistant coach in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Orlando Miracle, and San Antonio Silver Stars. He was an advanced scout for the Orlando Magic as well as The Charlotte Sting.

Run this play when you are inbounding the ball from under your own basket against a 2-3 zone.


The 4 player will pop out to the corner for the ball.

The 3 player will cut to the opposite wing.

The 2 player will pop back for the pass from 4.







The 5 player will step out and screen the forward in the Zone, with the 4 player flashing into the middle of the paint.

The X4 defender will usually fight over the screen, which sets up the play for the shooter.

The 2 player will dribble to the key area to drag the Zone.






The 5 player will re-screen the X4 defender with the 1 player coming off the screen for the shot on the wing.

The 2 player can also pass it to the 4 player in the paint, which can result in a High Low Pass to the 5 player for the layup.







If the shot is not available for the 1 player, you can pass it to the high post or short corner.






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Coach Read has also put together The Basketball Encyclopedia of plays. You can check them out here: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays or read more about the books:

Any coach looking for the latest and innovative plays from the Professional, College, or High School levels can stop looking. With a compilation of over 7,700 different plays, you will never need to purchase another basketball playbook again. These playbooks can be used as a great reference tool for years to come. This 2 Volume Book includes plays from 19 different play categories, and they are the most extensive playbooks on the market.

The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays (Platinum Series) contains over 7,700 Plays (Both Volumes combined) from the NBA, WNBA, USBL, and College levels from someone who has worked as an Advanced Scout or Coach on each level!!! This book has been intensely compiled over the last 21 years, with plays taken from a lot of NBA Coaches (past and present), WNBA coaches, and College coaches (Men’s and Women’s) from around the country.

Any coach that is serious about improving their knowledge of the game from an X and O standpoint will benefit tremendously from these books. These Books can be used to discover New Quick hitters, add a New Package to your playbook, or develop an entire Offensive System. There are a lot of new ideas and concepts in these books to study, and the Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays can be a great resource for coaches on all levels!!! This book is definitely for those X and O junkies who are always looking to improve as a Coach.


Here is the link: The Basketball Encyclopedia of Plays

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