Lonnie Porter Regis Rangers Ball-Screen Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached is a ball-screen offense used by Regis Rangers (CO) head coach Lonnie Porter. Porter is in his 38th and final season as head coach of the rangers. In 37 years, he has compiled a 533-482 record. His success at Regis has placed him 10th amongst active D2 coaches in wins and 31st all-time for D2 wins. Porter was also a star player in Colorado. He played at conference rival Adams State where he scored over 1,600 points in his career. To get his coaching start, he started at Gove Junior High School and then Manual High School working his way up. He then left the high school game to become an assistant at the University of Nebraska. After 5 years in Lincoln, he was hired as the head coach of Regis. We played Regis last month and I was very impressed with his team’s execution and intensity. This offense is what they use the most, but out of it they will run different actions using the side ball-screens to counter defensive coverages.
Lonnie Porter Regis Rangers Ball-Screen Offense
1 passes to 2 then cuts through the middle of the lane and stops at the basket. Once 2 has the ball, 4 steps out to set a ball-screen on the wing for 2. 2 drives middle, 4 rolls, and 5 elevates to the lane line extended up top. 1 cuts off of a screen from 3 to the opposite wing. If nothing is there, 2 passes to 5 who passes to 1. 5 follows the pass to set a wing ball-screen for 1. 1 drives middle, 5 rolls, and 4 elevates to the lane line extended. The play continues with the bigs setting side ball-screens for the wings.
Lonnie Porter Regis Rangers Ball-Screen Offense – Push Entry
The offense can also be started with a dribble push entry if the guards are being denied. 1 dribbles to the wing and pushes the wing player across the baseline. 1 then uses the side ball-screen from 4.
Lonnie Porter Regis Rangers Ball-Screen Offense – Hand-Off Entry
Regis also uses a hand-off to get into the offense. 1 gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off then becomes the cutter. 2 uses the side ball-screen from 4.
Wes Kosel is 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 is pursuing 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, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Click on the pdf link to download the Lonnie Porter Regis Rangers Ball Screen Offense Plays: