Halfway through the 2nd half of their loss to UCONN, Florida head coach Billy Donovan called out this play to PG Scottie Wilbekin to get his Gators to run some offense for multiple looks. If you follow the Gators or Coach Donovan, you know he is one of the best at teaching and executing continuity offense.
While they frequently run baseline runner/rhoadie actions, I love this new addition to his playbook. There are multiple scoring opportunities to attack any defensive adjustments in this action.
Last night in an overtime thriller, without any timeouts and trailing by 2 with just a few seconds left, Tom Thibodeau called out this Stack play for Luol Deng. Deng did an excellent job stepping back to set up his man and leveraging position to beat his man back to the ball for a catch & shoot lay-up.
Last night in their buzzer beating loss to the UCONN Huskies, the Florida Gators ran this elevator play to revive their offense in the 2nd half. This is a play that ESPN Analyst Seth Greenberg talked about during the broadcast, breaking down the elevator screen. I drew the 5-1 pick in grey because it does not have to be added but is a nice tweak.
In the event you need a 2 in this situation, a quick slip from 5 is also a nice option after setting the screen.
Last night in their win over Oklahoma State, the Memphis Tigers ran this post iso action in the 2nd half. One small piece of this play that is very popular is sending the post passer through to the weak side. Many coaches keep their post passer strong side and this allows for an easy dig or double down which disturbs the post isolation.
On the last day of our Boot Camp I wanted to challenge the players cardiovascular systems but also limit the impact on their body and a great pool workout achieves both goals. Once in the pool I divided the group into 4 teams and put each team in a lane (approximately 6 players per lane).
The pool we used started at about 3 feet on one end and became much deeper on the other end due to a diving area, so each of the below exercises we performed to the half-way point and then back; repeating each one so each exercise was done twice. Arms were to stay above the water for each exercise below.
- Forward Running: Players ran as fast as possible through the water.
- Backwards Running: Players ran as fast as possible backwards through the water.
- Karaoke: Players faced the same direction down and back and Karaoke’d through the water.
- High Knees Forward: High knees moving forward through the water driving the knees as high as possible.
- High Knees Sideways: High knees moving sideways facing the same direction down and back.
- Butte Kicks: Butt kicks moving forward through the water.
- Slides: Defensive slides through the water facing the same direction down and back.
- Alternate High Skips: Skipping forward trying to explode out of the water as high as possible.
- Alternate Long Skips: Skipping forward trying to explode through the water as far as possible on each skip.
- Forward Long Jumps: With both feet together, players jump as far as possible through the water.
- Backward Long Jumps: With both feet together, players jump as far as possible through the water.
- Forward High Jumps: With both feet together, players jump as high as possible exploding out of the water.
- Backward High Jumps: With both feet together, players jump as high as possible exploding out of the water.
- High Knee Crossovers: Players move sideways and doing a high crossover step, like karaoke but knees comes up as high as possible, on way back opposite leg should be the crossover.