Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays

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.

August 16, 2015

Here are four set plays from Boise State Head Coach Leon Rice. Rice just completed his 5th season at Boise State, where he has won 102 games to 63 losses. He has won 21 or more games in 4 out of 5 seasons with a career best 25 wins this past season. Rice came to Boise from Gonzaga where he served as an assistant coach from 1998 – 2010. Before that, Rice was an assistant coach at Yakima Valley CC, Northern Colorado, and Oregon. In 2014-2015, the Broncos finished 14-4 in the Mountain West Conference which put them in a tie for first place in the conference standings.

Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays – 3 Guard Invert
5 comes out to set a screen for 3 on the wing. 1 looks to pass to 3 or can pass to 5 on the perimeter. Once 5 has the ball, he looks to pass to 3 posting up inside.
Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays – 5 Out High PNR
In this play, all 5 players are outside of the 3-point line. 5 sprints from the corner as 3 moves to the corner to replace 5. 5 sets a high ball-screen for 1. 1 drives left as 5 rolls to the basket.
Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays – Boise Side Horns
 1 dribbles out from the right side of the floor off of a side horns screen from 4 and 5. As 1 dribbles towards the top of the key, 5 sets a flare-screen for 4. 1 passes to 4 flaring to the wing for a shot.

Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays – Posts
1 dribbles right as 4 screens down for 5. 1 passes to 5 at the elbow. Once 5 has the ball, 4 screens for 2. 5 looks to pass to 2 at the rim or to 4 in the corner for a shot.

Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays

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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.

 Leon Rice Boise State Set Plays by Wes Kosel


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