Lon Kruger Oklahoma Sooners Set Plays

Lon Kruger

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 11, 2016

Lon Kruger Oklahoma Sooners Set Plays by Wes Kosel

This playbook features three plays from Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Lon Kruger. Kruger has been known for his defense, but his Oklahoma Sooners the past couple of years have been outstanding on the offensive end. Having a star scorer like Buddy Hield has helped, but Kruger also runs some great actions. This past season, he had some very talented guards with a combination of long, athletic bigs and the x-factor, Ryan Spangler. Spangler was able to shoot shots off of the pop and help spread the floor. He was also a great passer and screener, which helped Buddy Hield score.

Lon Kruger Oklahoma Sooners Set Plays Playbook

Sooner Single Double

This action was great for Buddy Hield, who had the freedom to run off of whichever screens he wanted. He often would start on one screen and turn back to cut to the opposite wing as well. The single double action allow creates a scoring opportunity for the screeners who may be open with their defenders helping on the shooter.

Lon Kruger

Sooner Rocket

2 sets a screen for 5 who sprints into a ball screen for 1. As 1 comes off of the screen, x5 jumps out to hard hedge. The “Rocket” action is a pass directly to 4 on the perimeter when 1 sees x5 jumping out. 4 looks to pass to 5 rolling to the rim. If x2 has to help on the cut by 5, 2 may be open in the corner for a shot.

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Stack Horns to Pinch Post Hield ISO

This play goes through a variety of actions (ball screens and dribble handoffs), but ends up with Buddy Hield having the ball on the left wing. Once he has it, he can make a play to score or drive and kick.

Lon Kruger

Click on the pdf link below to download the Lon Kruger OU Sooners Set Plays:

Lon Kruger Set Plays

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