Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: Gonzaga

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

One of the best teams out west and number 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Gonzaga has excelled above and beyond expectations. To go along with a skilled group of players, they have designed a number of sets that takes advantage of their size along with their strong perimeter shooting. The set below is a go to that has earned Gonzaga point after point throughout the season.


This play begins with P1 dribbling to the wing and P3 curling off of a staggered screen for some misdirection. P1 then hits P3 while P4 sprints into a ball screen. At this moment, P3 has the option to drive, pull up, kick to the corner or pass back to P4 for a high low. If all of these options are taken away, P2 sets a cross screen for P5 for a post isolation.

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Coach A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: UNI

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

People always wonder how teams like Northern Iowa, Butler, Utah, and Wichita St are able to compete and be so successful against high level competition. After watching this set by Northern Iowa in the tournament, it is easy to see why. This play may be simple but it makes defenders rotate in a way they are not used to rotating or ever practicing. Because of this, easy points are gained throughout the game and these teams are hard to guard.


This play begins in a high 1-4 set with P1 feeding the high post. P2 then backdoor cuts while P1 replaces. While P2 back doors, P5 sets a flare screen to free P2 and P3 flashes to the top of the key. The ball is then skipped to P2 for an open shot or a dump down pass to P5.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Elite Hoops Playset: D2 Elevator

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Category: | 0 comments

With lower level athletes on different levels of basketball, coaches have to find ways to create shots for players that are not able to do so alone. Many Division II teams have a couple players that can knock down the 3 but are unable to show their talents because their shot is too slow or they are never in the correct position to shoot. "D2 Elevator" is the perfect play to solve these issues for a high percentage shooter.


"D2 Elevator" begins with P1 passing to the wing and setting a pin screen for P5 to post. P4, P5, and P1 then pop to the perimeter while the ball is swung twice to P2. P3 immediately sprints to the middle of the paint. While the dribble handoff is happening with P1 and P2, P3 is running through a double screen from the two bigs looking for space to shoot a 3. 

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Coach A.J. "Young Popovich" Holland