John Thompson III Georgetown Set Plays

John Thompson III

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 5, 2016

John Thompson III Georgetown Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Here are two set plays from Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III. Thompson, the son of John Thompson, Jr, has been the head coach of Georgetown since 2004. His father was the head coach at Georgetown from 1972 to 1999. Thompson III got his coaching start as an assistant at Princeton coaching under Pete Carril and Bill Carmody. He was named the head coach of Princeton in 2000 and was there for four seasons. In his sixteen seasons as a head coach, he has compiled a 332-175 record. His best season was a 30-7 win season in 2006-2007. He led his team to the 2007 Big East Tournament Championship and has been a regular season champion in six seasons (three in the Big East and three in the Ivy League). Thompson was also named the Big East Coach of they Year in 2013.

John Thompson III Georgetown Set Plays

Double Back Cut

1 passes to 2 on the wing and then cuts around 5 to the corner. The ball is reversed to the left side of the floor. 3 makes a cut to the rim and as 4 dribbles middle 2 makes a back cut to the rim. If 2 isn’t open, 4 keeps dribbling as 1 makes a back cut into the lane to screen for 5. 4 can pass directly into 5 or pass to 3 in the corner.

John Thompson III

John Thompson III

Elbow Down

1 passes to 5 at the high post. 1 then screens down for 4 who turns down the screen and cuts to the rim. 1 pops out to get the ball. 5 sets a ball screen for 1 as 3 sets a screen for 4 in the coirner. This play can also be ran the same way if 4 uses the screen and gets the ball. Either way, 5 can set the ball screen.

John Thompson III

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