Sam Houston State Elevator Quick Hitter

elevator quick hitter

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.

October 1, 2016

Sam Houston State Elevator Quick Hitter by Wes Kosel

Here is an after timeout quick hitter from Sam Houston State Bearkats Head Coach Jason Hooten. Hooten just completed his 6th season as head coach of Sam Houston State and has a 116-85 record. Hooten played at McLennan CC and Tarleton State, and started his coaching career as an assistant at Tarleton State in 1993. In 2004, Hooten joined Coach Bob Marlin at Sam Houston State as an assistant. He took over as Head Coach in 2010 when Bob Marlin left for the UL-Lafayette head coaching job. Sam Houston State has made three consecutive CIT appearances and has finished in the top 3 of the Southland conference for three straight seasons, including a 2nd place finish in 2014-2015. This elevator quick hitter play was used by Sam Houston State last season in the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas.

Sam Houston State Elevator Quick Hitter

Bearkats ATO Elevator

2 screens for 3 cutting across the floor then flashes high to the right elbow. 1 passes to 2, and 2 dribbles middle as 4 cuts around a down screen from 5 at the block. 4 makes his cut from the left block towards 2 to take the handoff. As this is happening, 1 moves down to the corner and 3 moves to the block. 4 drags the ball to the right pulling the help defense that way. 3 can look to post up hard forcing x3 to front or get around him. With x3 on the right side of 3, 3 can get a head start when cutting through the elevator screen from 5 and 2. 4 drags right and 5 and 2 join at an angle just below the left elbow for 3 to cut through. The Bearkats got a huge three-point shot out of this play last season.

elevator quick hitter

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Jason Hooten Sam Houston State Bearkats ATO Elevator

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