Two Guard Offense Playbook

by Scott Peterman
Two Guard Offense Playbook


The Two Guard Offense Playbook, also known as the “Michigan 2 Guard Offense” or “2-1-2 Offense” is a great way to space the floor and create scoring opportunities. Learn from Coaches John Beilein, Brad Underwood, and others that use the Two Guard Offense.

The Two Guard Offense Playbook features 52 plays using the 2-1-2 formation. This formation is used by some of the most efficient offenses in the country including John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines and Brad Underwood’s Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

The set is great for creating space and scoring opportunities by bringing the post player to the high post and opening up scoring lanes to the rim. Another benefit of this offense is the extensive play counters and flexibility you have when using this playbook from year to year. The offense can be easily adjusted and adapted to your opponent or to your team’s individual strengths. There a few ways to use the formation. The most common is to have two guards in the slots, two guards on the wings, and a post at the free-throw line. The second most common formation is to move the two guards down to the corners.

Stephen F. Austin, who used this offense under Coach Brad Underwood in 2015-2016, ranked 23rd in scoring offense last season averaging 80.2 points per game.

At the Division III level, Texas Lutheran used this offense to finish 21-7 and 1st in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Texas Lutheran averaged 80.9 points per game in 2015-2016.

There are also a couple of 2 Guard plays used by the NBA San Antonio Spurs included in the playbook.

Featured Teams

NCAA Division I: • Michigan Wolverines • Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks • Virginia Cavaliers • Boston College Eagles • Florida State Seminoles • Dayton Flyers • Maryland Terrapins

NCAA Division III • Texas Lutheran Bulldogs • Schreiner Mountaineers

NBA • San Antonio Spurs Coaches are using the 2 Guard Offense at every level of basketball.

Get the 2 Guard Offense Playbook now and start building your playbook for next season!


The Coach


Scott Peterman

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Men's Basketball Coach Scott Peterman has coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. Coach Peterman just felt that fellow coaches, especially young coaches, need to constantly work on their “game,” just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves.

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