Double Back Screen Series by Adam Short
The Grizzlies of Missouri State University-West Plains have started the early season at 5-1. As a coaching staff, we see a lot of things we like from our young team. With that being said, we have TONS we need to work on. Our first loss of the season came from the hand of SWIC; Southwestern Illinois College. They are a very well coached team that plays hard for 40 minutes. The thing I was most impressed with was their big man they had down low. He was a tough nosed player that word hard in the post. His ability in the post got me thinking of ways to get post players easy buckets in the post using double back screens.
These are the two plays I thought of. The first play starts off with 1 hitting 3 who is on the right wing. 1 will then cut hard to the left elbow. 4 will act like he is cutting to the basket but will pop back up to the top of the key. 2 will dive down to the left block. 3 will pass the ball to 4; 4 will swing the ball to 1. 5 and 2 will then step up to set a double back screen for 3. 3 will come off the double back screen looking for shot. If 3 doesn’t have a shot, 2 will then continue and set a back screen for 5. 5 will come off of 2’s screen looking for the ball. The next play starts off in a double stack at the blocks. 3 wraps around 4 and screens 4’s defender; 4 pops out to the wing. 1 will hit 4. 1 will then set a down screen for 5; 5 will pop up to the top of the key. 4 will pass the ball to 5; 5 will swing the ball to 1. 3 and 2 will set a staggered back screen for 4. 5 will set a down screen for 2. 1 will read the defense and either hit 4 or 1.
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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