Plays of the Week – Australia Olympic Offense

By Wes Kosel

Patty Mills

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Australia is off to a 2-0 start in the Rio Olympics with big wins over France and Serbia. The next test will be against Team USA on Wednesday. They will then finish off group play against China and Venezuela.



Australia – BLOB Stagger Lob

Australia got a nice lob for Andrew Bogut with this play. Bogut’s defender has to help on the stagger cut leaving him open at the rim.

BLOB Stagger Lob

Australia – Point PTP Sprint

Australia uses a pick the picker action in this play with a cross screen / down screen combination. If nothing is there, the big sprints out to set a ball screen.

Point PTP Sprint

Australia – BLOB Dive Stagger

1 cuts out to the corner to get the ball and a staggered screen is set for the inbounder. He cuts to the top of the key for a shot. This play is similar to the lob option shown early in the video.

BLOB Dive Stagger

Australia – High Flip

This two-man action play lets the big and point guard work repeatedly to put the two defenders through ball screen defense.

High Flip

Australia – DHO Pin

The ball is handed off on the wing and then the big sets an immediate down screen for the shooter in the corner.


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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Tom Billeter at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kosel joined the staff at Augustana after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado College and before that spent time at Texas Lutheran University and Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, Air Force, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He also founded his own coaching website,, where he shares plays, drills, and coaching notes.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8, 2016 Patty Mills (R) of Australia competes during the men’s basketball preliminary round group A between Serbia and Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 8, 2016. Australia won Serbia with 95:80. dh) (Credit Image: � Meng Yongmin/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

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