Chris Mack Xavier Dribble Handoff Series by Erick Blasing

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Written by Erick Blasing

Erick and his wife reside in Baraboo, Wisconsin where he teaches social studies at Baraboo High School. In 2016, Erick will begin his first season as a Men’s Assistant for University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, a two year campus that competes in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. Men’s Basketball Assistant; August 2016-Present UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI Assistant Coach Boy’s Basketball; May 2015-August 2016 Baraboo High School, Baraboo, WI Head Coach Varsity Boy’s Basketball; July 2011-May 2015 Sparta High School; Sparta, WI Tripled opportunities for K-3rd grade basketball players in 2013-2014 Led team to 4th & 7th most wins in program’s previous 20 seasons. Hired as one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Wisconsin. Varsity Assistant Girl’s Basketball; November 2009 – April 2011 La Crosse Central High School; La Crosse, WI 8th Grade Assistant Boy’s Basketball; November 2008 – December 2008 Riverside Middle School; Watertown, WI Head Coach 5th-12th Grade Boy’s Basketball; October 2006 – March 2008 Monroe County Christian School; Tomah, WI CAMP COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin-Madison Tubby Smith Camps, University of Minnesota University of Iowa North Dakota State University Butler University University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Coach Z Hoop Camp by Don Zierdan Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp Snow Valley Iowa Basketball School

March 19, 2016

Chris Mack Xavier Dribble Handoff Series by Erick Blasing

Finally, it is the best time of the year, March Madness! I hope that you all have found a comfortable place to sit back and watch the games. Many of you probably have signed up to get the Chris Mack Xavier Newletter that they  send out. If not, do that right now! It is phenomenal and full of anything and everything that you would need to know!

Today, I wanted to share their dribble handoff series that was posted last season. This 19 page document has some nice looks to get great shots utilizing the dribble handoff. If you are interested in checking out this document or any past newletters, follow this link:

To say that this season has been a successful campaign is an understatement, however, failure to make a deep tournament run will dampen the Musketeers enthusiasm. Xavier finished their second Big East campaign in second place with a 14-4 conference record and are currently sitting at 27-5 with a 2nd seed in the NCAA tournament. Xavier will match up with 15 seed Weber State in the first round for a chance to face the winner of Wisconsin-Pittsburg.

chris mack xavier Dribble Handoff

During the 2015-2016 campaign, Xavier beat several opponents who were ranked at the time, Michigan (24), Cincinnati (23), Butler (9), Providence (10 & 23), as well as their marquee win over then #1 ranked Villanova. The Musketeers this season built on their 14-15 campaign in which they finished 23-14, earning a 5th seed in the NCAA tournament and making the Sweet 16 before losing there to 2nd seeded Arizona.

Chris Mack entered his 7th season at the helm of Xavier with a career record of 134-71. Prior to taking on the role of head coach at Xavier, Coach Mack was an assistant at Xavier for Coaches Sean Miller and the late Skip Prosser as well as under Coach Prosser at Wake Forest.

In the attached document, Xavier runs dribble handoff looks from some unique formations.

2 Guard Shuffle Cut
Horns Ball Screen
4 Out Spread Ball Screen
4 Out DHO Stagger
1-4 High Ball Screen Reject
Box Set Back Screens
Box Set Drive
DHO into UCLA Screen
Horns Elbow Catch DHO
4 Out Post at Elbow, UCLA Screen
And many more.

Hopefully your seasons have gone well and possibly you are still playing somewhere. As the season winds down, do not forget to take time for yourself, time for your family, and time to reflect on what you can do next season. Finding new ways to execute on the court but also ways to connect with your team off the court will pay off big dividends come next season.

Enjoy the journey,

Click on the Chris Mack Xavier Dribble Handoff Series:

Chris Mack Xavier Dribble Handoff Series by Erick Blasing

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