Set of the Night: “Backscreen the Ballscreener”

One of my favorite actions that I first saw in the FIBA 2014 Wold Cup was from Lithuania. They had their big man set a HI Pick & Roll and then a guard followed behind and screened his man to prevent an easy recovery. The guard then popped up to the 3 point line and it was very difficult to guard. Since then, I have been looking for teams who have run this action or similar action to free up their big man on the roll. The Utah Jazz ran an awesome ATO set using this action and although Gordon Hayward missed an open 3 point shot it was just that-open. This action forces the defense to help in a way they may not be used to helping.

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In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness.

-Titus 2:7

Hope you guys enjoyed this Set! Thanks!

-Coach Pyper

Ohio State “Pindown Flare” Motion

Thad Matta has allowed Greg Paulus to take over the Offense for the 2014-15 Ohio State Buckeyes. He runs a really nice motion that flows well out of transition/secondary offense. Using Pindowns, Flare, Backscreen and Ballscreens this motion has a little bit of everything and can be difficult to guard. I beleive Greg Paulus adapted this from the Blazers:

After seeing Portland run this (and other teams, mainly Trail Blazers) I think they adapted it well to the already lethal Ohio State PNR Motion.