Horns is a basketball offensive set designed to better utilize fundamental Middle Screen action where the Guard has the ball and the Inside players are making a Screen for the ball-handler. In horns alignment, both of the “Bigs” are in the middle arc area allowing the guard to chose where he wants to go. Having both of the high players high is neutralizing the baseline help in terms that there no Power Forwards and Centers lurking near the basket, and in this setup, if they try to help, wide open shooters will emerge on the top of the key.
Horns is popular because there is no way that the defense can deny a high screen action because there is a screen on the both sides. This way, ball handler can’t be influenced by the defense in any way.