Jim Boeheim Syracuse 23 Orange Offense

Syracuse 23 Orange

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.

October 2, 2016

Jim Boeheim Syracuse 23 Orange Offense by Wes Kosel

Here is an offense that Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim used last season. The Orange made an improbable run to the Final Four making it Boeheim’s fifth (1987, 1996, 2003, 2013, and 2016). Syracuse was tied for 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and was almost left out of the tournament. Boeheim has been a member of the Syracuse program since 1963. He first was a player from 1963-1966, worked as an assistant from 1969-1976, and took over as head coach in 1976. His career record in 40 years as a head coach at Syracuse is 884-342, good for over 70% of his games. He has won NCAA Division 1 Championship, which he won in 2003 when Carmelo Anthony was a freshman. He has won 8 Big East Regular Season Championships has been named Big East Coach of the Year four times (1984, 1991, 2000, and 2010). Boeheim has also spent time with the United States Men’s National Team. He has gold medals from the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games as well as gold medals from the FIBA World Championships in 2010 and 2014.

Jim Boeheim Syracuse Orange

23 Orange Offense

In this offense, 4 and 5 start on the blocks with 3 in the corner. The other two players out out on the perimeter forming the “23” set. As a post flashes high, 1 passes and moves to the wing. 5 can pass to 2 and follow for a ball screen. If 2 passes out, 5 flashes high and looks to make the high low pass to 4. If it’s not there, 5 dives low as 1 brings the ball up, forming the “23 again”. From this point, 3 can cut off of 4 and/or 5 at the blocks for a shot. If 3 doesn’t get anything, the bigs can step out to ball screen OR 2 can become the low guard and use the screens from the posts.

Syracuse 23 Orange

Syracuse 23 Orange

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Syracuse 23 Orange Offense

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