Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tom Izzo has been at Michigan St running a successful program for many years. One of the reasons for this is that every possession is looked at as critical and even when the ball is taken out of bounds they are looking for quick hitters and easy buckets. This SLOB gives Mich St layup, 3pt, and slip options that most plays do not. Any mistake made by the defense can turn into an easy two points.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Superstars like Westbrook and Durant may not need many plays drawn up to help their team scoring wise but it always helps to have a play or two to get them going. This play drawn up by Billy Donovan contains some screening the screener action and usually ends up with an open 3 pointer for Kevin Durant. If a switch occurs there will be a mismatch which Durant will win 95% of the time.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
"Wheel Motion" begins with P1 passing to P2 and cutting to the weak side block. P5 then pops out for a catch and performs a dribble handoff with P3 on the right wing. P1 then clears to the strong side corner and P5 spins back around to set a flare screen for P3 looking for a catch and shoot 3 pointers.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Golden State has started off the season on a tear! Majority of it is because of MVP Stephen Curry and having a great defensive team with players that can guard multiple positions but plays like the one below are great for such a versatile team. Skilled players are able to create for teammates and find open shots when penetrating into the paint.
"Delay" begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and passing to P5 at the top of the key. P1 and P4 then set down screens in the corners. P3 then comes off of a dribble handoff trying to get to the paint and create shots for players spotted up on the wings.
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Now that players have become more versatile, specifically in the post spots, teams have been able to add more screens and backcuts to their offenses. This playset is great for a team that is able to pass the ball at a high level under pressure.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Butler is known for taking teams without the most talent very far in the post season and plays like this explains why they have been so successful. Lots of movement away from the ball containing awkward angled screens make any team difficult to defend because teams are not used to having to guard these actions. See below one of the plays used by Butler to help them score throughout games.
Monday, October 5, 2015
This play ran by the Hawks to free up shooters like John Jenkins and Kyle Korver has become popular throughout the NBA. It contains plenty of player movement which keeps the defense on their toes and forces bigs to show and help in different directions off of screens. Check out the play below to see how to free up your shooters.
Monday, September 21, 2015
With preseason scrimmages and leagues going on. Coaches are looking all over for simple quick hitters. This play ran by Ohio St is an effective set that can be shown in the middle of the game and executed very easily by players of all ages.
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Friday, September 4, 2015
Wyoming may not be in a top conference with Elite level players but they have plays that make them hard to defend for even the best players. This secondary break has plenty of layup options and the way teams are undisciplined today gives you a high chance of one of them being open. Check out the break below for easy points.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Preseason training is underway and coaches are in their back office coming up with a number of different sets that best suit their teams. One school in particular, BYU, will probably choose to continue one set that has been successful for many years now. This play has a lot of movement on the perimeter and forces players post defenders to step out to areas they may not feel comfortable playing.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Summer league has come to an end! Not only have high level players been able to show what they have to offer, they also have shown the ability to play within an offense and learn on the fly. "Miami" is a play designed to spread out the floor and force defenses to have to guard multiple different screens without any breakdowns.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Summer basketball has been going on and a lot of different sets have been experimented with to see what works best for who. One set that was seen during the summer league is basic but has been run by Utah St to give players many different options to score. Check out the play below to see one way to score easy buckets.