Kelvin Sampson Houston Cougars 1-4 High Set Play

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.

December 2, 2016

Kelvin Sampson Houston Cougars 1-4 High Set Play by Wes Kosel

Here is a 1-4 high set play from Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson. Sampson is in his 3rd season as head coach of the Cougars and 28th season overall as a head coach. He has a 535-299 record and has been the head coach at Montana Tech, Washington State, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Houston. Sampson played college basketball at UNC Pembroke from 1973-1978 and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State. He then went to Montana Tech for a season as an assistant before becoming the head coach in 1981. In 1985, Sampson joined the Washington State staff as an assistant coach before becoming the head coach of the program in 1987. From Washington State, Sampson went on to be the head coach at Oklahoma and Indiana (1994-2008). In 2008, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach and then was an assistant for the Houston Rockets from 2011-2014. He is a 3-time Big 12 Tournament Champion, NABC Coach of the Year (2002), AP Coach of the Year (1995), Big Eight Coach of the Year (1995), and Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1991).

Kelvin Sampson Houston Cougars 1-4 High Set Play

1-4 High Point Over

Kelvin Sampson

This play starts with a pass to the high post and an immediate back cut to the rim and out to the corner by the strong side guard (2 in the diagram). After 2 has cut, 1 cuts around 5 looking for a handoff or quick pass back if he is open. This action can be hard to defend since 5 still has his dribble and the right side of the floor is cleared out for 1 to make a play. If that isn’t open, 4 screens out for 3 who cuts around the screen into a dribble handoff from 5.

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Houston Cougars 1-4 High Point Over


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