March Madness Extravaganza

North Carolina Tar Heels – Drag Motion

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North Carolina used this play against Indiana in the Sweet 16. It is a hard play to guard because of the various actions occurring. The initial back screen off of the ball screen roll (Spain action) can often open up a lob. If that isn’t there, they look for a staggered shot on the left side. Read More »

Kansas Jayhawks – Nail Slice Iso

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Kansas used this play in the second half against Maryland to get Perry Ellis in an iso situation on the wing. The left guard runs through to the opposite side and Ellis cuts off of 5 at the elbow to catch the ball on the left wing. From there, Ellis can go to work to create a shot. Read More »

Oregon Ducks – Knicks Stagger

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Oregon used this play to get an open shot in the corner against Duke. The ball screen ends up being set with the screener’s back to the baseline allowing the ballhandler to drive under the rim and pass out to the corner. Read More »