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.
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