Tag Archives: BALL SCREEN

March 10, 2018 - St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. - ST.  LOUIS, MO - MARCH 10: Alabama guard Collin Sexton (2) drives the baseline around Kentucky guard Shal Gilgeous-Alexander (22) during a Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide on March 10, 2018, at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO. Kentucky won, 86-63. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Keith Gillett/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Spread Ball Screen Entries: Dual Action

Spread Ball Screen Entries: Dual Action

Using dual action on the swing pass adds ball and player circulation to early offense as well as setting up the spread ball screen.  In basic spread ball screen offense, flowing from the break into the penetration action is accomplished with a simple drag screen. The playmaking ball handler dribbles over the ball screen from

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Eastern Conference Finals: Video Breakdown – Celtics-Cavs Game 1

Kevin Bruinsma analyzes the offensive and defensive strategies the Boston Celtics used to handle the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1.  The Boston Celtics took a 1-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon with an impressive 108-83 victory at TD Garden in Boston. Let’s take a look at how the Celtics controlled the game from the

March 21, 2018 - Monaco, France - Aaron Craft (AS Monaco) - Jamar Wilson  (Credit Image: © Panoramic via ZUMA Press)

Offensive Elements: Twice

Twice: When it comes to creating an advantage, if at first you don’t succeed, screen twice! To round out our study of The Four T’s Of International Offense a pair of French professional teams, AS Monaco and ASVEL, will demonstrate the “twice” concept. Twice fits into the rescreen family as it is a second attempt

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Plays of the Week – April Recap

The month of April featured some fantastic XsOs with the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament and beginning of the NBA Playoffs. Missed our emails from April? No worries – we got you covered. Catch up at the webpage versions below. Plays of the Week emails are generally sent on Tuesdays. Subscribe here to get POW delivered

BEIJING, April 27, 2018  Players of Zalgiris Kaunas celebrates during the fourth playoff of the Euroleague between Zalgiris Kaunas from Lithuania and Olympiakos Piraeus from Greece in Kaunas, Lithuania, April 26, 2018. Zalgiris Kaunas won 101-91. (Credit Image: © Alfredas Pliadis/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Zalgiris Kaunas: Winning Ways Part 1 – Horns Series

Despite having the lowest budget among Euroleague Playoff  teams, Zalgiris Kaunas has succeeded with an efficient offensive style. This post, 1 of 4, focuses on ZK’s Horns series.  The 2017-18 EuroLeague season has been the most competitive of all time. Only three games separated 3rd place from 8th place in the league standings. Zalgiris Kaunas had one

March 6, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK, U.S. - OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City, OK - MARCH 06: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden (13) making his move towards the basket while Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Carmelo Anthony (7) plays defense on March 06, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.(Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Torrey Purvey/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NBA Playoffs – Best #XsOs of Round One

The first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs has been incredibly competitive and exciting, and provided some great #XsOs as well.  With the high stakes of the NBA postseason, preparation is at an all time high for coaching staffs. Having scouted teams throughout the regular season, opponents will know each other’s strengths and weaknesses pretty

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National Championship Preview: Villanova vs Michigan – 3 Keys To Watch For

The 2018 National Championship game between Villanova and Michigan will be decided by three key areas, as Doug Brotherton explains. It is the best Monday of the year! Tonight is the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, featuring the Villanova Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines. Villanova is the clear favorite, with an average margin of victory

March 17, 2018: Loyola (Il) Ramblers head coach Porter Moser in the second round of the NCAA March Madness Men's Basketball game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX Loyola defeated Tennessee 62-63 Albert Pena/CSM(Credit Image: © Albert Pena/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers – Executing on Both Ends

Loyola-Chicago’s efficiency on both ends of the floor has earned it four upset wins with a legitimate shot at getting two more. When the 2018 NCAA tournament began, few people predicted that Loyola-Chicago would make it all the way to the Final Four. The Ramblers’ performance so far has proven that they belong, and that they

March 24, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) drives against Florida State's Ike Obiagu (12)during the first half of an NCAA Tournament regional final at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Credit Image: © Junfu Han/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Michigan Wolverines – Find Use Create

An examination of how the Michigan Wolverines find, use and create offensive numbers advantages using a simple pick-and-pop It’s no secret that John Beilein is a terrific basketball coach. He has long been considered an offensive wizard. His Michigan Wolverines (32-7, #3 West Region) have advanced to the Final Four thanks in large part to

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