LSU Set Plays for Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

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.

July 24, 2016

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

Post Drive

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.

Ben Simmons

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.

Ben Simmons

Horns Dive

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.

Ben Simmons

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.

Ben Simmons

Click on the pdf link below to download the Johnny Jones LSU Set Plays PDF!

LSU Set Plays for Ben Simmons

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