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Xavier Stagger Series

Xavier Stagger Series

Xavier Stagger Series

The Xavier Musketeers are the lowest seed still in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. They are in the Sweet Sixteen after taking down Maryland and Florida State. Much of their success is due to constant defensive adjustments, the hot hand of Trevon Bluiett, and the offensive playbook of Head Coach Chris Mack. One portion

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

Josh Hart

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

The Mayor

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

Ball Screen

Ball Screen And Roll Shooting

Ball Screen and Roll Shooting – A teaching and shooting drill to introduce wing ball screen progressions. The wing ball screen is a common way to create an advantage for the ball handler, the roll man or a third player. Increasingly, teams are running the wing ball screen directly from transition offense with an empty

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