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#Top25XsOs: Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky

#Top25XsOs: Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky

The NCAA men’s college basketball season tips of on Nov. 25 so we’re celebrating with a #Top25XsOs series. Next up, teams ranked 10-6. #Top25XsOs: Honorable Mention Teams | Teams 25-21 | Teams 20-16 | Teams 15-11 | Teams 10-6 | Teams 5-1 You can also follow this series by searching the hashtag #Top25XsOs on Twitter!

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Drew Hanlen’s Essentials for Skill Development

Drew Hanlen, NBA skills trainer and Pure Sweat Basketball‘s CEO, shares his thoughts on the most important characteristics of a player development coach, how to organize a workout, and the necessary skills for succeeding in today’s game. The following are excerpts from A Quick Timeout Podcast. Listen to the entire interview or subscribe on Apple

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Building Your Playbook: Add Sets With Multiple Actions

There is incredible value in running sets with multiple actions, and the options are nearly endless – here’s a few to get you started. For those who read last month’s article on plays with consecutive actions, you may have already begun tweaking your playbook to include a few more of these types of sets. Before you get

Building Your Playbook: Add Sets With Consecutive Actions

Stringing together consecutive actions creates advantages by forcing the defense to make back-to-back quick decisions and communicate. During my second year as a college assistant coach, we had a Division I point guard transfer into our small program. His skill in the pick and roll was quickly apparent, not just to our staff, but also

Turn Things Upside Down with Inverted Offense

Flip the traditional setup – Inverted Offense posts up a guard, running actions above to create huge advantages and tough covers. If you’ve ever had the privilege of attending the NABC Convention at the Final Four, you know the event is full of big-named presenters. This year was no different with coaches like John Beilein, Bruce

Press Defense Philosophy and Tips: #FastModelChat Recap

ICYMI, we held a live Twitter chat discussing Press Defense hosted by Coach Tony Miller. Check out the highlights in this Twitter Moment. #FastModelChat – Press Defense More from Tony Miller: All Plays & Drills | All Blog Posts | Practice Tips | FastDraw iPad Tips | Follow on Twitter

Final Four Preview: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert

A look into the defensive principles and philosophies behind 3-seed Texas Tech’s impressive run to the Final Four. Final Four Team Previews: Auburn | Virginia | Michigan State Going into this year’s tournament, it was the Virginia Cavaliers’ defense that had everyone talking. But heading into college basketball’s final weekend, all the chatter is about

Ball Screen Defense: Analyzing Effective Methods

Experimenting with a new ball screen defense in addition to your primary strategy could have huge benefits for your team. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? I recently asked that question via Twitter poll. What is your team’s primary method for defending a ball screen? (If vote is “other,” please specify.)

The Benefits of Developing a Rebounding System

A rebounding analysis of where the ball actually lands, and how to ensure your players are grabbing as many boards as possible. *Update: The latest episode of A Quick TO Podcast features Fran Fraschilla who discusses several rebounding points related to this article – click below to listen. 🏀🎧📲 On today’s podcast, @franfraschilla joins the show

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 6-10

College basketball is here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. Hallelujah, college basketball has returned! When the 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released, of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share

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