Basketball Post Plays by Adam Short
My last post to the website had to do with UCONN and the plays they ran for Rip Hamilton. Going back and watching some older game film, I put together a little playbook that deals with quick post ups. These Basketball Post Plays come from Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, and Ohio State. Who better to get sets from?
The first of the basketball post plays is called “Chop.” It is a play that Kentucky ran for their 2 guard. It is a simple play that consists of a “Flex Screen” for their 2 in the post. The next play is called “Fist Down” from Ohio State. The play starts with two down screens from the 4 and 5. 1 will hit the 3. 1 will clear to the right wing. 2 who came off of 5’s down screen will run off of 4 and 5’s baseline screen. As soon as 2 comes off of 5, 5 will seal is man in the paint. 3 can either hit 5 or 3 can hit 1 who can dump it down to 5.
The second of the basketball post plays is called “Money” This is a play Kentucky ran for their 5 man. 4 who is starting at the elbow will act like he is down screening for 3. 3 will act like he is coming off of 4’s screen but will basket cut. 4 will pop up and catch the ball from 1. 5 will act like he is going to down screen for 2 but will come off the cross screen from 3. 5 will get the ball from 4.
The next of the basketball post plays is called “Motion 35” from Ohio State’s play book. The play will start in a Box Set. 3 will run off of 4 and 2’s screen to the left wing. 2 will pop to the top of the key once 3 cuts off of him. 1 will hit 2; 2 will hit 3. 5 will seal is man. 3 will hit 5.
The next of the basketball post plays is called “Post-Iso” ran by Louisville. 1 will dribble 3 out. 5 will seal his man. 1 will hit 5. The last play is called “Quick Post” ran by Kansas. 4 will screen for 2. 2 will cut to the right wing. 1 will hit 2. 1 will cut to the weak side corner. 3 will cut to the left wing. 5 will pop to the top of the key. 2 will hit 5. 5 will look for the High-Low. 1 and 3 will interchange. 5 will hit 1. 1 will look for 4 posting up.
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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