Author Archives: Randy Sherman

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The Influence of Soccer and Football on Basketball Coaches

The Influence of Soccer and Football on Basketball Coaches

How the main national sporting influences – football and soccer – may impact basketball coaching styles in America and abroad.  In the United States, the NFL owns Sundays and college football owns the rest of the weekend. While American basketball coaches likely list basketball as their first love, they are knowingly or unknowingly impacted by American

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Spread Ball Screen – Basics

The basics of the Spread Ball Screen alignment – a good starting point for the introduction of ball screen offense.  Getting into ball screen offense can be done in multiple ways. A common alignment for the introduction of ball screen concepts is the Spread Ball Screen alignment. It is popular worldwide and at all levels of

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Final Four – South Carolina Pressure Man Defense

With the help of suffocating Pressure Man Defense, the South Carolina Gamecocks have scratched and clawed their way to the program’s first-ever Final Four. Before delving into the X’s & O’s and the principles behind the South Carolina Gamecocks’ pressure man-to-man defense, let’s take a trip to the zoo. We will get into how Frank Martin

East Region – Florida Gators Early Push

East Region – Florida Gators Early Push

Transition Offense tips from the Florida Gators and their early push as they head into the wide open East Regional. The East Regional at Madison Square Garden was hoping for the ratings bonanza that could have been the defending champion Villanova Wildcats versus the NCAA’s most polarizing program – Duke. Instead, the Big Apple will play host

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East Region – Josh Hart Jumpstops

The East Region #1 Seed Villanova Wildcats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart and his powerful jumpstops.  The top seed in the East Region belongs to the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats (31-3, Big East Champions). The ‘Cats are lead by senior guard Josh Hart (18.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 apg) and Hart may

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NCAA Tournament – One Big Thing – #1 Seeds

Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the #1 Seeds in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. A look at that quintessential ONE thing each of them do well. The 2017 NCAA Tournament is set and the madness begins soon. Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga earned the top seed in each region. These are familiar programs

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Early Offense – Pitches And Flips

Transition Offense + False Motion: Two Early Offense staples from the Fred Hoiberg Pitch Series. To play seamless basketball, flowing from transition offense to halfcourt offense without pause is the first step. A quick pitch ahead may net an early advantage that the offense can exploit for an easy basket. When there is defensive balance

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