Film Session: Defending the back door cut

  • 11/18/2007 6:19 pm in

If you noticed the smoke coming out of Coach Sampson’s ears just before halftime of today’s game against Longwood, it was a direct result of the play I’m about to dissect. (The easy layup on the play directly after this one didn’t help, either.)

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1. Dana Smith has the ball for the Lancers and everyone on the Hoosiers is in good position defensively.

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2. Lamar Barrett, guarded by D.J. White, comes to set a pick for Smith.

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3. Nothing materializes for Smith on the pick from Barrett, so he heads towards the baseline.

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4. Cut off in the corner by Eric Gordon, Smith picks up his dribble and looks for an open man. White is cheating a bit as he’s looking to possibly deflect a pass.

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5. Barrett realizes White is looking for the pass on the perimeter and sees an opportunity for a back door cut.

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6. With no one to help below the basket, Smith’s bounce pass is received by Barrett who converts an easy two.

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  • IUFan

    WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT THE IU-PURDUE GAME? WE KICKED SOME MAJOR BUTT!

  • IUFan

    WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT THE IU-PURDUE GAME? WE KICKED SOME MAJOR BUTT!

  • IUMAD

    Playin 13 4 Hep…

  • IUMAD

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  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Ummmmm… because it’s an IU basketball blog and not an IU football blog?

  • Nick

    Come on now– this article is just silly– do you really think that anyone reading on here is thinking “what is a back-door cut?”. Maybe some pictures would help.

    Moreover, the article is titled, “Defending the back door cut” but offers nothing on why this cut was open (e.g., was D.J. out of position or was was he told to deny the ball reversal as IU often did last year) and how IU intends to defend it(e.g. is DJ not supposed to follow his man past the ball when moving away from the basket or was he supposed to rely on backside help)….

  • Nick

    Come on now– this article is just silly– do you really think that anyone reading on here is thinking “what is a back-door cut?”. Maybe some pictures would help.

    Moreover, the article is titled, “Defending the back door cut” but offers nothing on why this cut was open (e.g., was D.J. out of position or was was he told to deny the ball reversal as IU often did last year) and how IU intends to defend it(e.g. is DJ not supposed to follow his man past the ball when moving away from the basket or was he supposed to rely on backside help)….

  • Nick

    Come on now– this article is just silly– do you really think that anyone reading on here is thinking “what is a back-door cut?”. Maybe some pictures would help.

    Moreover, the article is titled, “Defending the back door cut” but offers nothing on why this cut was open (e.g., was D.J. out of position or was was he told to deny the ball reversal as IU often did last year) and how IU intends to defend it(e.g. is DJ not supposed to follow his man past the ball when moving away from the basket or was he supposed to rely on backside help)….

  • Nick

    Come on now– this article is just silly– do you really think that anyone reading on here is thinking “what is a back-door cut?”. Maybe some pictures would help.

    Moreover, the article is titled, “Defending the back door cut” but offers nothing on why this cut was open (e.g., was D.J. out of position or was was he told to deny the ball reversal as IU often did last year) and how IU intends to defend it(e.g. is DJ not supposed to follow his man past the ball when moving away from the basket or was he supposed to rely on backside help)….

  • Nick

    Come on now– this article is just silly– do you really think that anyone reading on here is thinking “what is a back-door cut?”. Maybe some pictures would help.

    Moreover, the article is titled, “Defending the back door cut” but offers nothing on why this cut was open (e.g., was D.J. out of position or was was he told to deny the ball reversal as IU often did last year) and how IU intends to defend it(e.g. is DJ not supposed to follow his man past the ball when moving away from the basket or was he supposed to rely on backside help)….

  • Nate

    The problem isn’t necessarily with DJ getting burned. Having seen a practice, he seemed to be doing what KS wanted. But if you notice from picture 5 to 6 there was no collapse on the cutter. In fact, whoever is standing in the middle of the key in #5 (I can’t tell from the picture) actually seems to be farther from the ball in #6. Of course, helping in that way means that a man will be left open, but an uncontested 3 is better than an uncontested layup any day.

  • Nate

    The problem isn’t necessarily with DJ getting burned. Having seen a practice, he seemed to be doing what KS wanted. But if you notice from picture 5 to 6 there was no collapse on the cutter. In fact, whoever is standing in the middle of the key in #5 (I can’t tell from the picture) actually seems to be farther from the ball in #6. Of course, helping in that way means that a man will be left open, but an uncontested 3 is better than an uncontested layup any day.

  • That’s Stemler, Bassett in the middle and Crawford underneath the basket.

  • That’s Stemler, Bassett in the middle and Crawford underneath the basket.

  • ray

    did dj come up and try to swat it from behind on this play? did bassett really move farther away as it appears? isn’t lance stemler actually where he should be, yet a little too far to get to the back-door burner? it looks to me like either crawford or bassett should have jumped out and tried to draw the charge (they are both in perfect position for it). it looks like dj white should have used that wingspan and attempted to block it from behind, which we all know he is very capable of (how many fouls did he have?). it looks like stemler was a little too far from the play and would have just picked up a reahing-in foul had he tried anything. they all need to be more aggressive on defense and do what stemler and suhr did all last year (draw the charge), or in dj’s position, at least try to block the shot.

  • ray

    did dj come up and try to swat it from behind on this play? did bassett really move farther away as it appears? isn’t lance stemler actually where he should be, yet a little too far to get to the back-door burner? it looks to me like either crawford or bassett should have jumped out and tried to draw the charge (they are both in perfect position for it). it looks like dj white should have used that wingspan and attempted to block it from behind, which we all know he is very capable of (how many fouls did he have?). it looks like stemler was a little too far from the play and would have just picked up a reahing-in foul had he tried anything. they all need to be more aggressive on defense and do what stemler and suhr did all last year (draw the charge), or in dj’s position, at least try to block the shot.