Plays of the Week – Latvia Horns Set Plays

By Wes Kosel

Plays of the Week – Latvia Horns Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Below are two horns set plays used by Latvia in EuroBasket 2015. Latvia finished 8th at EuroBasket and is looking to win the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Serbia to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Latvia will have to beat out Angola, Czech Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Serbia to make it to Brazil.

Horns Curl Repeat

In this horns set, they curl the 4 around the 5 then send 5 to set a down screen for 4. This can lead to hi/lo opportunities as well.


Horns Post Clip

In this horns set, 2 steps out to get the ball on the right wing and 3 sets a back-screen for 5 on the left block. In the video, you will see the great pass that 2 made to get the ball to 5 at the rim.


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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Tom Billeter at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kosel joined the staff at Augustana after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado College and before that spent time at Texas Lutheran University and Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, Air Force, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He also founded his own coaching website,, where he shares plays, drills, and coaching notes.
Sept. 12, 2015 – Lille, France, France – Kaspars Berzins (Credit Image: � Panoramic via ZUMA Press)

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