Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Knicks Flare Set Play by Wes Kosel

Tim Cluess

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.

December 14, 2016

Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Knicks Flare by Wes Kosel

This article features a  Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Knicks Flare Set Play.  Tim Cluess. Cluess is in his seventh season as head coach of Iona. In his time with the Gaels, they have won 20+ games each season including 26 during the 2014-2015 season. They are currently 6-3 and have won 6 out of the last 7 games. Iona takes on NJIT tonight on ESPN3 and will play UC Santa Barbara and Towson in the South Point Holiday Hoops Class in Las Vegas, Nevada before Christmas. In his time at Iona, Cluess has helped them get to the post-season each season with three NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances, and one CIT appearance. Last season, the Gaels went 22-11 (16-4 in conference) and lost to Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels have won the regular season or conference tournament championship for the last five seasons and Cluess has a combined 89-25 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Last season, the team was led by AJ English who averaged 22.6 points per game and made 94 three point field goals on the season. English is playing professionally in Italy for New Basket Enel Brindisi, a member of the first division LBA.

Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Offense

Iona – Knicks Flare

Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Knicks Flare

This play starts with a step up screen (or “Knicks” ball screen) for the point guard. As the ball is driven baseline, 5 comes in behind the action to set a flare screen for the guard who just set a ball screen. If the guard’s defender has to show on the baseline drive, 2 may be wide open for a shot on the flare. 4 dives to the opposite block and 3 drifts to the corner to give 1 passing options on a baseline drive.

Click on the pdf link below to download the Tim Cluess – Iona Gaels Knicks Flare Set Play:

Tim Cluess Iona Gaels Knicks Flare

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