Roy Williams North Carolina Tarheels Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached are two option plays from the Roy Williams North Carolina Tarheels Offense . Being a Jayhawk, I grew up idolizing Coach Williams and his Kansas teams. I still remember the 2003 NCAA Championship game vs. Syracuse like it was yesterday! Hakeem Warrick blocked Michael Lee’s shot in the corner (that would have gone in!), and Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara stole a championship from the Jayhawks. Although some Jayhawk fans resent Coach Williams for leaving, I have tremendous respect for him as a coach. Williams has won over 700 games in his career, and is second in wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and second in wins at North Carolina behind Dean Smith. Those are some pretty good names to be second to!
Roy Williams North Carolina Tarheels Offense: Screen Option
1 dribbles toward 2 and gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 5 moves across and up the lane to the opposite elbow. 3 works his defender down toward the baseline to set him up for the screen.
Option 1: 2 dribbles toward the top of the key and receives a high ball-screen from 4. If 3’s defender jumps toward the middle of the lane, 3 uses 5’s screen to cut to the wing for a shot.
Option 2: If 3’s defender tries to play outside of 3 and jump the screen, 3 instead cuts toward the basket. 2 continues his dribbles across the floor to the opposite wing and looks for 5 posting up. If 5 isn’t open, 2 passes to 3 on a staggered screen from 1 and 4.
Roy Williams North Carolina Tarheels Offense: Lob Option
4 sets a wide down-screen for 3 in the corner. 3 cuts to the wing. 1 looks for 3 on the wing for to 4 cutting to the basket after setting the down screen.
Option 1: 5 sets an up-screen for 1 who cuts to the basket for a lob pass form 3. 4 steps to the short corner to clear the lane for the lob.
Option 2: 1 sets a down screen for 5 who cuts to the elbow for a shot. 2 cuts toward the basket for a back-door cut if his defender helps on the screen. If 5 isn’t open, he turns and sets a staggered down screen with 1 for 2 who cuts to the top of the key for a shot.
Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Tommy Jones at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX. 2013-2014 marks the second year for Kosel at TLU. Prior to arriving at TLU, Kosel served as a student assistant coach under Head Coach Chad Killscrow at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. The Bartlesville, OK native is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and teaches weight training and aerobic fitness courses at Texas Lutheran. He has coached AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
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