Plays of the Week – Argentina Offense

By Wes Kosel

Manu Ginobili

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Argentina will play the United States today in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics Basketball Tournament. Argentina went 3-2 in Group B play beating Nigeria, Croatia, and Brazil. Argentina is ranked #4 in the World Rankings and has tons of NBA talent including Luis Scola, Manu Ginobili, and Andres Nocioni.

Knicks Flare PNR 

Knicks Flare

The guard sets a Knicks-step up screen for the point guard then flares towards the top of the key. Once he has it, 5 sets a high ball screen.

Double Drag

Double Drag

In transition, Argentina passes to the wing and sends both bigs over to set a double drag ball screen.

Double Rip High

Double Rip

Both wings move in to set a double rip back screen for the big. Argentina then gets a cross screen down screen action for shot at the top of the key.

Double Curl

Double Curl

Both wings curl around the high post looking for a quick pass on the run. If nothing is there, 5 can step out for a shot.

Horns PNP Flare

Horns PNP Flare

The ball handler dribbles off of a horns ball screen. The ball screener then gets a flare screen for a shot.

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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.
Aug. 13, 2016 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – 2016 Rio Olympics – Basketball – Preliminary – Men’s Preliminary Round Group B Argentina v Brazil – Carioca Arena 1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 13/08/2016. Manu Ginobili (ARG) of Argentina shoots past Marquinhos (BRA) (Basketball) of Brazil (Credit Image: � Jim Young/Reuters via ZUMA Press)

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