Friday, April 11, 2014

Elite Hoops Playset: Kentucky

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, April 11, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

With studs like Julius Randle in the post who can make a big time play, Kentucky designed an offense that was simple for the freshman but also effective. Majority of the players that come into Kentucky were given the ball in isolation situations to carry their team to victory in high school and Coach Cal has continued to keep his players comfortable. In the playset below, there are a series of simple actions such as downscreens and handoffs but after the play breaks down players are spread out across the court to play freely. 



Play begins with P1 passing to P4 while P5 sets a downscreen for P2. If not open, dribble handoff between P4 and P2 occur and P5 dives to rim looking for lob. P2 then dribbles back to the same wing while P4 bumps P5 to the opposite block. P2 feeds the post and all perimeter players shift left to be available if double team occurs.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Friday, April 4, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: UCONN

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, April 4, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

Uconn has made the final four this year and plays like this one is what led them to their success. In the playset below, Uconn plays to the strength of their personal at the guard position to create for open teammates. The quick ball screen at the top of the key is difficult for many big men across the country and with quick guards like the ones in Uconn's backcourt, it is close to impossible to stop.



"Uconn" begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and P2 cutting under P4 to the top of the key. On the catch, P5 sets an on ball screen and rolls to the basket looking for an easy dump down pass. P3 drops to the corner to create space. P4 then pops to the top of the key looking for a shot. If no previous option worked, P5 and P1 set a staggered screen across the baseline for P3 sprinting off for the jumpshot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball