Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Weak Pin Runner


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 11, 2016

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Weak Pin Runner by Wes Kosel

Here is a Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Weak Pin Runner. Amaker has a 351-234 career record as a head coach coming into this season, including a 175-95 record with Harvard. From 2010-2015, Harvard tied or finished 1st in the Ivy League and made the NCAA Tournament four seasons in a row. He made the Round of 32 two years in a row in 2013 and 2014. At Harvard, Amakaer is 84-42 in the Ivy League and has made the post season six different times (CIT in 2010 and NIT in 2011). This season, they are off to a slow 3-4 start, but have a few more non-conference games to play before starting Ivy League competition on January 7th. The Crimson will take on Houston on December 23rd, Howard on December 30th, and Vermont on January 2nd. Harvard is led in scoring by Seth Towns, Bryce Aiken, and Corey Johnson. They are averaging 70 points per game and 16.6 assists per game as a team.

Tommy Amaker Baseline Out of Bounds

Harvard BLOB Weak Pin Runner

The play starts with a screen in by 4 for 2 who cuts out to the corner to get the ball. 5 screens away for 3 in the opposite corner and 2 passes to 3 at the top of the key. 2 and 1 then can choose whether to use the screens by 4 or 5. 2 makes the first decision either cutting back out to the left wing or running across the floor to cut off of 5. 1 reacts to 2 and makes the correct cut after 2 has gone. A natural progression on this play is to have the big step out to set a ball screen once the ball is on the wing.

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Weak Pin Runner

Click on the pdf link below to download the BLOB Play from Coach Amaker

Harvard Baseline Out of Bounds Weak Pin Runner

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