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Inside The Attack: Louisville Zone Offense

Inside The Attack: Louisville Zone Offense

Inside The Attack: A look at the Louisville Cardinals zone offense and how they used the ball screen to create 2v1s against the Syracuse zone. The Louisville Cardinals showed that the ball screen can be an effective zone offense tactic in their recent 76-72 overtime win over the Syracuse Orange. The inside ball screen was

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

Horns

Team France – Simple Horns Actions

A pair of simple “Horns” actions to create enlarged gap space from Team France in international play One of the staples of international offense is the “Horns” alignment. There are boundless Horns sets and entries into offenses of all varieties. Horns allows the offense to lift the defense and play through its “bigs.” Action can be initiated

NBA – End of Game Plays

NBA – End of Game Plays

On Sunday January 8th, the Detroit Pistons outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers in a double overtime thriller. The game featured three different end of game plays; two from the Trail Blazers and a game winner from the Piston’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The coaches for both teams did a great job putting their players in position to tie

Spacing

Single Gap Spacing Issues

A look at single gaps and spacing issues that can arise in five-out alignments. Five-out alignments are common in all levels of basketball. While the five-out does open the lane and can be effective in pulling defenses away from the rim, it does have it’s drawbacks. The most notable drawback being the predominance of single

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Offensive Concepts – Enlarge the Defense

Conceptual-based offensive basketball is anchored by principles. The first of which is “enlarging the defense.” The beginnings of coaching and playing basketball conceptually lie with spacing. Spacing entails not only selecting an alignment (i.e. four-out) but allowing the basketball room to breathe within the possession. Tactics for enlarging the defense and creating space are vital

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