Baseline Stagger Set Plays by Wes Kosel

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Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

August 20, 2016

Baseline Stagger Set Plays by Wes Kosel

This article will look into four baseline stagger action set plays. Baseline stagger screens can be a great way to get shooters open, especially if you already run a double post offense. 4 and 5 can set the screens on the blocks and your shooters can run the baseline off of these screens. Additionally, if the defense helps out on the baseline cuts, the post players can be open for a quick post up. These four plays come from the following teams: UCLA Bruins, Korea National Team, Florida Gators, and VCU Rams. All of these teams have great actions to flow into if the baseline staggered shot isn’t open.

Baseline Stagger Sets

UCLA Bruins – Baseline Stagger

2 cuts off of the initial staggered screen from 4 and 5 for a mid range shot. If it isn’t open, 2 dribbles out towards the wing as 3 uses the same staggered screen for a shot in the corner.

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Korea – Baseline Stagger Point Lob

3 runs the baseline off of 4 and 5 to the right corner. If 3 doesn’t have an open shot, 4 sets a back screen for 1 as 3 dribbles up towards the wing. 3 looks to make a lob pass to 1.

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Florida Gators – Baseline Stagger to Ball-Screen

3 and 2 exchange wings with 2 cutting off of 4 and 5. Once 2 has the ball, 4 screens for 5 who sprints right into a ball screen for 2. If nothing is there, 4 can set a second ball screen for 2 as 5 replaces 4 on the roll.

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VCU Rams – Baseline Stagger to Post Switch

2 runs the baseline off of 4 and 5 to the left wing. 5 sets a back screen for 4. If 4 isn’t open, 2 passes to 5 who passes to 1. 5 makes a hard cut to the basket and 4 follows to set a ball screen in the slot.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Baseline Stagger Sets Playbook by Wes Kosel

Baseline Stagger Sets Playbook

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