Rio 2016 – Lithuania Set Plays

Lithuania 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 10, 2016

Rio 2016 – Lithuania Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Lithuania Set Plays: Here are two set plays from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Lithuania beat Brazil in a hard fought game early in the Olympics and will be a tough team moving on into the rest of group play. Lithuania is the 3rd ranked team in the FIBA World Rankings and is led in scoring so far by Mantas Kalnietis. Jonas Maciulis and Paulius Jankunas are also scoring in double figures for Lithuania. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 8 points per game and 4 rebounds.

The video can be found on Facebook by clicking the link below. The first play shows a Rocket Action with a quick pass out of a high ball screen to the opposite big. The second play shows how Lithuania runs a diamond set into a side ball screen.

Click here to watch the video – Lithuania Offense

Lithuania Offense

Horns Rocket

1 dribbles off of a high ball screen from 5. 5 rolls hard into the lane. If x5 shows or attempts to hedge, 1 can quickly pass to 4 who pops out to the perimeter. The spacing allows 4 to make an easy pass to 5 near the rim for a layup.

Lithuania Set Plays

Diamond Sprint

To get into this play, 2 ran into the lane cutting around 4 to form the diamond shape. 2 cuts off of 5 to the left wing and gets the ball. 4 sprints out to set a wing ball screen for 2 as the other players space out on the right side of the floor. As 2 attacks the middle, 4 can roll or pop for a shot. The quick action of this play makes it hard to defend the ball screen and the initial screen from 3 on 4’s defender can put x4 at an immediate disadvantage.

Lithuania Set Plays

Click on the pdf link below to download the PDF! Lithuania Olympic Offense

Lithuania Offense from the Rio Olympics

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