Sean Miller Plays to Get a 3-Point Shot

Sean Miller

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 19, 2016

Sean Miller Plays to Get a 3-Point Shot by Wes Kosel

This article breaks down two plays used by Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller to create 3-point shot opportunities for his Wildcats. This season, Arizona went 25-9 bringing Miller’s overall record to 308-108. He has not had a losing season in 12 years as a Head Coach and has won 30 or more games in four different seasons. He started his head coaching career at Xavier and won 120 games as the Musketeer Head Coach. Miller has coached some great players including: Derrick Williams, Solomon Hill, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson, Stanley Johnson, T.J. McConnell, and Kaleb Tarczewski. Miller also has coach the Men’s National U19 team and won gold at the 2015 U19 World Championships.

The video shows different ways that Coach Miller gets Gabe York open for 3-point shots.

Arizona Wildcats Set Plays to Get a 3-Point Shot

Triple Runner

Gabe York runs off of three screens to the left wing for a 3-point shot. Because of the number of screens and quick release by York, the defender cannot get there to contest his shot attempt consistently. York makes good use of the shot fake and side step when the defenders are lunging out to contest.

Sean Miller

Triple Runner Counter

After getting California twice on the first play, Coach Miller used this counter option and ran York off of two screens back to the wing he started. The defender wasn’t ready for the counter action and couldn’t get to the shot quick enough. Coach Miller knew that York was hot from beyond the arc and kept going back to plays to get him a shot.

Sean Miller

Click on the pdf link below to download the Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats Set Plays to Get a 3-Point Shot Playbook:

Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats Set Plays to Get a 3-Point Shot 

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