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Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Houston Cougars: Defensive Concepts Featuring “Monster” Traps

Coach Tony Miller breaks down the principles behind Kelvin Sampson’s Houston Cougars elite defensive system, including one specific tactic. Houston Cougars – Sustained Success Sure, to win a basketball game, a team must score more points than its opponent. But, stopping opponents from scoring is also a great strategy. Coach Kelvin Sampson, a veteran of

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#FastModelMadness23 | Kansas State Wildcats – Top Sets

With a run to the Elite Eight behind an exciting offense, the Kansas State Wildcats stole the show during #FastModelMadness23. Led by guard Markquis Nowell, head coach Jerome Tang’s Kansas State team became one of the tournament darlings, not to mention bracket busters, last month. Along with great dance moves and high-flying dunks, the Wildcats

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FastScout Web: The Complete Scouting Solution for Basketball Coaches

A coach’s thoughts on using the new FastScout Web platform firsthand with their college program. Have you tried FastModel Sports’ newest web-based version of FastScout? Designed to help basketball coaches of all levels, FastScout is an all-in-one tool that does everything you need: scouts opponents, tracks player performance, and creates custom scouting reports for your

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Early Season #NBAXsOs: Knicks, Nuggets & Mavs

Coach Tony Miller’s top sets from the start of the 2023-24 NBA season featuring the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. It’s been an entertaining start to the 2023-24 NBA season. Even as a college coach, I like watching the NBA for basic actions if not full sets that we can implement in

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NBA Finals XsOs: Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat

Don’t miss Coach Tony Miller’s top plays of the NBA Finals! See what the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat have been running for success. This year’s NBA Finals matchup between the Nuggets and Heat has given us two of today’s great XsOs coaches. Here are a few of my favorite plays from Michael Malone and

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#FastModelMadness23 | Tony Miller’s Top Plays – Men’s NCAA Tournament Day 1

Tony Miller’s top concepts from #FastModelMadness23 featuring stack series, triple stagger sets, middle ball screen action and more. Is there any day better than the first Thursday of March Madness?? Day one of the men’s NCAA Tournament provided us with a little bit of everything—upsets, blowouts, possible impactful injuries, and, most importantly, some great XsOs!

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Burn Cut Actions From #FastModelMadness22

Last year it was ghost screens. This year, “burn cut action” was the trendy offensive look from March Madness 2022. Here are the top sets as noted by Coach Tony Miller. Old timers, like myself, would tell you, “You don’t need a play call to back door somebody. When your defender turns his head or

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Final Four Preview: Duke Blue Devils | #FastModelMadness22

Coach Tony Miller takes a deeper look at common offensive sets from the Duke Blue Devils ahead of the 2022 Final Four. For years, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has used a variety of sets to maximize the skill sets of his stars. This year has been no different. And while much of the 2021-22 season saw

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A Film Study on PNR Reads Featuring Luka Doncic

How Slovenian star Luka Doncic analyzes PNR reads, plus ideas on how to more effectively watch game film with players for maximum impact. When a coach tells me they “watch film” with their team, I always wonder what exactly that means to them. I’m nervous it’s what has been done for years – watching 10

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