With Tom Crean, Indiana University Head Coach; former Marquette University Head Coach; 2x Conference USA Coach of the Year; 2003 NCAA Final Four.
Coach Crean takes the box set series and breaks it down into parts. The box set can confuse the defense by running different action out of the same set. The first box set places two perimeter players at the elbows and flows into a ball side triangle. The flare screen and post feed "split" action creates several problems for the defense. The goal of these plays is to reverse the ball and force one defender to guard two offensive players on the weak side. Box #2 places a shooter on the left block and is a good late 3-point shot. Box #3 is a misdirection play with ball screens. Spacing out on the perimeter allows the cross screen action and the screen the screener action to materialize. Box #4 is perfect for a lay up coming out of a time out. Refusal of the ball screen creates penetration and dish possibilities or a lay up. The flare screen in Box #5 sets up a hard back screen on the post, sending him to the open block area for post position. The last option is a double screen for your post player for a jump shot. The final box play creates an isolation for a guard, a double screen for a shooter and an over-the-top chest cut.