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Play of the Day – Mar 10, 2015

Play of the Day – Mar 10, 2015

Over the next few days we will break down some of John Wooden’s favorite sets from his UCLA teams in the 1970s. Coach Wooden was incredibly accomplished, and the great leadership abilities he exhibited often overshadow the brilliant offensive contributions he has made. This play, which Coach Wooden called “Down”, got an isolation post play

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Play of the Day – Mar 9, 2015

Today’s Play of the Day is from Tom Thibodeu and the Chicago Bulls, a set they’ve run for Nikola Mirotic. Chicago has employed two true big man lineups during the Thibodeau era, so having a shooting big man like Mirotic is something new for the team. As such, Thibodeau’s playbook has expanded, and now features

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Virginia Cavaliers Mover-Blocker Offense

Much of the talk from college basketball fans and media this season has been about the Kentucky Wildcats and their pursuit of an undefeated season. Rightfully so, John Calipari’s crew has a chance to make history. However, the team that I get asked more about than any other team by coaches is the Virginia Cavaliers. Coaches are

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Coaches, I hope this note finds you well and that your team is experiencing much success on the court.  Below is a newsletter, the first of many in which myself and other members of our staff at ELEV|8 will cover a plethora of topics from game observations, to skill development, to scouting, to offense, defense and more.  Hopefully

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Motion Offense – Flare Screen Essentials

In the latest entry into the FastModel Motion Offense Forum, Vol. 4 deals with such topics as designating screeners and cutters, shallow cuts and flare screens. Fairly soon into your installation of motion offense, you will need to decide if you are going to designate players as either screeners or cutters in your offense. That

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