LSU Set Plays for Ben Simmons by Wes Kosel
Here are four set plays that LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones used to get Ben Simmons the basketball. Simmons, a talented slasher and passer, was drafted as the #1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Jones just finished his 16th year as a head coach and has compiled a 285-213 record. He has coached at Memphis, North Texas, and LSU as a Head Coach and at LSU, Memphis, and Alabama as an Assistant Coach. Jones played at LSU from 1980-1984.
The video shows several ways that LSU gets the ball to Ben Simmons. Simmons, being very strong with his left, plays very well on the left block or in a position to drive right to left to the basket.
LSU Set Plays for Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons gets the ball at the right high post and drives left towards the rim. As he drives, 5 posts up setting a rub screen in the lane.
Piston Curl Cross
The guards exchange sides of the floor and 5 sets a cross screen at the free throw line for Ben Simmons. Simmons curls around the screen and posts up on the left block.
The point guard dribbles off of a ball screen from 5 as Ben Simmons dives into the lane and posts up his defender. The ball can be throw directly into Simmons by the point guard or passed to 5 to make the hi/lo pass.
SLOB Zipper Post ISO
In this sideline out-of-bounds option, Simmons set a zipper screen for 1 then posts up his defender. 1 passes to 2 who passes to Simmons inside. Simmons then makes a move to the basket as the other players space out.
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