Coach Bill Self – Pinch Post Set Plays

Coach Bill Self

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.

September 19, 2016

Coach Bill Self – Pinch Post Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Here are three plays going through the pinch post from Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach Bill Self. Self, known for his high-low offense and post play, gets some really good looks out of his pinch post plays. The pinch post is defined as the post player at the weak side elbow with no players on the wing, corner, or block on that same side of the floor. The action has been used a ton in the NBA and has started to trickle it’s way down to the college level. Teams often get into the action by clearing out a guard, but teams can also run right into the formation in transition. The pinch post is even more effective if the big that you are throwing to is a playmaker and/or good passer. Similar to the “point series” used in the Princeton offense, once the ball gets to the high post there are a number of actions that can be used. The first option in all of the plays is a catch, rip, and drive by the big for a layup.

Bill Self Kansas Pinch Post Set Plays

Pinch Post Drive

The ball gets to 5 at the pinch post and is thrown to 2 on the wing. As 2 gets the ball, 4 seals his man and works him up the lane line for the post entry pass.

Coach Bill Self

Pinch Post Handoff

1 loops around 5 at the pinch post looking for a handoff. Once 1 has the ball, 5 screens for 3 who cuts behind the action for a shot.

Coach Bill Self

Pinch Post Hi/Lo

Similar to the first play, but the angle is different with 1 cutting towards the slot to get the pass from 5. With this angle, x4 may be on the outside of 4 or playing behind. Either way, 3 looks to get the ball inside for the post up.

Coach Bill Self

Click on the pdf link below to download the KU Bill Self Pinch Post Plays:

Kansas Jayhawks Pinch Post Set Plays

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