Ball Screen Plays by Adam Short
The Grizzlies are in the middle of a 3 game road trip. The Grizzlies were able to beat a tough Redland team on Tuesday and get ready to face Eastern Oklahoma tomorrow at 3 pm. We finish up our road test at Cowley College on Tuesday. That is a very personal game for myself. The two plays I am posting are both ball screen plays. The first one is titled “Gonzaga” because Gonzaga run this play successfully against SMU last week. 3 will start in the left corner and will cut to the right wing. 1 will dribble over to the left wing. 4 and 5 will set a baseline screen for 2; 2 will come off those screens and will cut up lane line extended to the three point line. 1 will hit 2. 4 will sprint to the right corner. 5 will come up and set a ball screen for 2. 5 will roll hard to the basket. 1 will pop up. 2 is reading X1. IF X1 comes up with 1, 5 will be home for a layup. IF X1 pulls over and takes 5, 1 will be open for a shot. The next play I titled D.C. because I saw the Wizards run this play against the Cavs. 1 will dribble over to the left wing. 5 will start on the left elbow and 2 will be at the free throw line. 5 will screen for 2, 2 will cut to the left block. 5 will then screen for 1 and will roll to the basket. 2 will pop up to the wing as 5 is rolling. 1 is reading X2. IF X2 comes up with 2, 5 will be open. IF X2 pulls over with 5, 2 will be open for a shot! I think that you will enjoy these two ball screen plays.
Coach Adam Short is entering his first season as men’s basketball assistant coach at Missouri State University-West Plains. Prior to Missouri State University-West Plains, Adam Short was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Cowley College. Short grew up in Indiana and was a First-Team All-Conference selection as a senior at Lake Central High School. He went on to attend Joliet (Ill) Junior College and helped the team to a NJCAA Division III national runner-up finish, while being named First-Team All-Conference and a two-time Region 4 Player of the Week. After Joliet, Short spent his final two years of college basketball playing at NAIA school Avila University in Kansas City, MO. At Avila, he scored more than 1,000 points in his career and earned all-conference honors each year at the school. He graduated from Avila in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing. Short then served as a graduate assistant coach with the Avila men’s basketball team from 2011-2013 and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Development in 2013. During his time at Avila, Coach Short help led the Eagles to their best record in a decade. As well As well in 2011 where they were 1st in the Nation in three pointers made per game and 3rd in the Nation in three point percentage per game 38%. Short also help lead team to first ever conference tournament hosted game in school history 2012 He also spent the past four years working with MoKan Nike Elite Youth Basketball League out of Kansas City, MO. His job duties consisted of coaching, scouting, and breaking down film.
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