Craig Neal New Mexico Lobos 1-4 High Set Plays by Wes Kosel
Here are two 1-4 high set plays from New Mexico Head Coach Craig Neal. Neal just completed his 2nd season as head coach of the Lobos leading them to a 27-7 record in 2013-2014 and a 15-16 record in 2014-2015. He took over as head coach after Steve Alford took the head coaching position at UCLA. Neal served as an assistant under Alford from 2007-2013. Before that, Neal was an assistant coach at Iowa and in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors. Neal also had an extensive playing career. He played under Bobby Cremins at Georgia Tech from 1984-1988 and played in the USBL, NBA, CBA, and WBL from 1988-1995. In his final season as a player, Neal served as a player and coach for the Fort Wayne Fury.
Craig Neal New Mexico Lobos 1-4 High Set Plays – 1-4 High Middle Drive
In this play, 1 passes to 3 on the wing then makes a UCLA cut to the block off of a screen from 5. If 1 isn’t open, he clears to the opposite corner as 5 steps out to set a ball-screen for 3. 3 drives middle as 5 rolls to the basket and 4 steps out to the top of the key for a shot.
Craig Neal New Mexico Lobos 1-4 High Set Plays – 1-4 High Post Play
1 passes to 2 on the right wing then moves to the left side of the floor. 4 moves out as if he is going to set a ball-screen for 2 but instead slips the screen and cuts to the basket. 5 sprints across the lane to set a ball-screen for 2. As 2 drives middle, 4 sets a back-screen for 5 who cuts to the rim. 2 looks for 5 on the initial cut or can cut right off of a second ball-screen from 4.
Wes Kosel just completed his first year as 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 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, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
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