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November 7, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 06: Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) celebrates on the court during the State Farm Champions Classic basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and Kentucky Wildcats on November 6, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 1-5

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 1-5

College basketball is here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. Hallelujah, college basketball has returned! When the 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released, of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share

April 2, 2018 - San Antonio, Texas, USA - Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright celebrates during the net-cutting ceremony after defeating Michigan in the NCAA National Championship basketball game of the NCAA Final Four tournament at the Alamodome on Monday, Apr. 2, 2018. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines, 79-62, to win their third overall national title and the second in three years. (Credit Image: © Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 6-10

College basketball is here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. Hallelujah, college basketball has returned! When the 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was released, of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share

March 9, 2018 - Kansas City, MO, U.S. - KANSAS Kansas City, MO - MARCH 09: West Virginia Mountaineers forward Lamont West (15) pressures the inbounds pass of Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Zhaire Smith (2) in the second half of a semifinal game in the Big 12 Basketball Championship between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 9, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.  West Virginia won 66-63. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Scott Winters/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 11-15

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

March 24, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: G Charles Matthews (1) of the Michigan Wolverines shoots a three pointer over C Chris Koumadje (21) of the Florida State Seminoles during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship Elite Eight round basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Michigan Wolverines on March 24, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Chris Williams/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 16-20

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

January 31, 2018: Tremont Waters #3 of the LSU Tigers drives to the basket against James Daniel III #3 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the NCAA basketball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Louisiana State University Tigers at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville TN Tim Gangloff/CSM(Credit Image: © Tim Gangloff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Teams 21-25

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

March 24, 2018 - Atlanta, GA, USA - Loyola head coach Porter Moser addresses fans as the team celebrates after a 78-62 win against Kansas State in an NCAA Tournament regional final at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Credit Image: © John J. Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs – Honorable Mention Teams

College basketball is almost here, and we’re tipping it off with a series of top plays from the Top 25 teams. The 2019 Preseason AP Top 25 poll was recently released. Of course we had to round up TeamFastModel contributors to submit top plays from each team in the rankings, all to share with you. Enjoy,

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Top Plays from EuroCup First Round: New Coaches Edition

Several teams at the EuroCup have new leaders, but as always, each coach provided some quality XsOs for us to learn from. EuroCup is the second best competition in Europe. Twenty-four elite European clubs face each other,  each looking for a trophy and cherished place in the EuroLeague, as the winner earns a spot for next

March 15, 2018 - Boise, ID, U.S. - BOISE, ID - MARCH 15:G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) of the Kentucky Wildcats fakes and moves behind F Peyton Aldridge (23) of the Davidson Wildcats during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship First Round game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Davidson Wildcats on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.   (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Douglas Stringer/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Keys to Designing a Dribble Drive Motion Practice Plan

A comprehensive approach to creating a practice plan that simultaneously focuses on skill development and game-like situations. The Craft of Practice Planning Practice planning is one of the great obsessions of basketball coaches at all levels. There is probably no aspect of their job that coaches spend more time on then designing the perfect practice plan. As a

May 6, 2018 - New Orleans, LA, U.S. - NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 06:   Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to forward Kevin Durant (35) against New Orleans Pelicans during game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on May 06, 2018.  (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Stephen Lew/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Spacing vs. Positioning

Spacing and Positioning both play a role in effective offense, so what’s the difference between these two concepts? (Note: This blog originally appeared in our September 15, 2018 newsletter. Subscribe here.) Often I receive an email that goes something like this… “Coach, I love the info you share and I really love the four-out and

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