Seirin High (誠凛高校, Seirin Kōkō) is a high school basketball team in Tokyo where Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami play. The basketball club was founded only one year before the current story-line by Teppei Kiyoshi, so the team only consisted of first and second-years (currently second and third-years). Quite unusually, the team’s coach is a high schooler, daughter of sports trainer, Riko Aida. Her sex and age has caused some to think that she’s a manager. The club’s captain is Junpei Hyūga.
Seirin High is noted for having an exceptional high-leveled run-and-gun style. Their offensive firepower is considered one of the best in the region. Their main line-up is composed of the rookie-duo Kuroko and Kagami, “Iron Heart” Kiyoshi, the clutch shooter Hyūga and the control tower Izuki.
Seirin got through the Interhigh preliminaries, but were defeated in the final league by Tōō Academy. In the following Winter Cup, they beat Tōō Academy in the first round, defeated Yōsen High in the quarter-finals and bested Kaijō High in the semi-finals. After an extremely tough game against Rakuzan High, Seirin came out victorious and won the Winter Cup.
Since the team has changed significantly from last year, their strategies and plays were also different, hence the distinction.
- Ever-changing Run & Gun Speed Basketball: A variant of their Run & Gun which uses Kuroko‘s Misdirection to confuse opponents with irregular passes. It is said that this is and will be Seirin’s complete offense style. It highly relies on passwork, getting it to the right player in the right spot using Kuroko’s strength to its highest extent. This evidently confuses the defense, as it is ever-changing.
- (Complete) In-and-out: Kagami joins Kiyoshi in the middle for increased firepower. Hyūga remains a threat from the outside. Kuroko acts as a relay passer to send the ball to either the inside (Kagami usually), or outside to Hyūga. Kuroko may also initiate the offense himself by using the Vanishing Drive, or use Misdirection Overflow to make his teammates use the Vanishing Drive.