Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Quick Hitters by Wes Kosel
Here are two plays from last night’s game between West Virginia and Kansas. Coach Bob Huggins used these quick hitters to get open shots for his Mountaineers. Freshman guard Jevon Carter and Senior guard Juwan Staten had big nights combining for 5 of 8 from behind the arc. With Kansas up by 1 point at the end of the game, Huggins put the ball in Staten’s hands and let him make the play to win the game. Staten hit a last-second lay-up to give WVU the lead. Kansas would beat the Mountaineers up the floor, but miss the lay-up that would have won the game. With the win, the Mountaineers moved to 20-6 (8-5 Big 12). In Huggin’s 7 previous seasons at WVU, he compiled a 150-91 record. In his 33 years of coaching, Huggins has won over 750 games and has had 30 winning seasons.
Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Quick Hitters – Horns Over the Top Stagger
1 passes to 4 at the high post then loops around 4 looking for a hand-off. 5 does the same, and moves down with 1 to set a staggered screen for 3 in the corner. 3 cuts off of the screen looking to take a 3-point shot behind 4.
Bob Huggins West Virginia Mountaineers Quick Hitters – High Ball-Screen Pop Hand-Off
5 sets a high ball-screen for 1. 1 drives towards the basket looking to score or draw defenders to get an open 3-point shot. If 5’s defender hedges on the ball-screen to stop the penetration, 1 looks to pass to 5 popping to the 3-point line. If 5 doesn’t have a shot, he dribbles towards 3 to give him the ball on a dribble hand-off. 3 can drive off of 5 or take the open 3-point shot.
Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. 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), a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), and taught weight training and aerobic fitness courses while coaching 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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