Film Session: Top-of-the-key problems

  • 02/03/2012 5:16 pm in

Indiana came out flat on ends of the floor against Michigan on Wednesday. And in the end, it was too much to overcome.

A look a three plays near the top of the key in the first half where Michigan carved the Hoosiers up in the latest edition of Film Session.

NO. 1) A THREE FROM NOVAK

Here we see Jordan Morgan setting a high ball screen for Trey Burke:

Christian Watford, Verdell Jones and Cody Zeller swarm Burke. He loses a bit of a handle on the ball:

But is able to knock it up top to Stu Douglass:

After stumbling, Watford bites on a ball fake from Douglass:

Hulls comes over to stop the ball:

Zach Novak craftily maneuvers into the corner and gets the pass from Douglass:

He hops further into the corner. Rises, fires and hits:

Nice recovery here from Michigan in what almost turned out to be a broken play.

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NO. 2) A LAYUP FOR DOUGLASS

Burke brings the ball up and passes to Douglass. He passes over to Tim Hardaway Jr. on the left wing:

Here we see another screen from Morgan. This time it’s for Douglass:

Roth gets held a bit by Douglass. Derek Elston stays put. This allows Douglass space:

Hardaway  finds him:

Watford isn’t able to get over quick enough. It’s an easy two from Douglass:

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NO. 3) A DUNK FOR HARDAWAY JR.

Here we find a similar setup to the last play, but with different Michigan players. Hardaway Jr. passes it over to Burke on the left wing:

Instead of Morgan being the big setting the screen for him, it’s Evan Smotrycz:

Hardaway Jr. calls for the oop:

And though it’s not a perfect pass, Hardaway Jr. does a pretty stellar job of grabbing and flushing near Elston:

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  • Aheath72

    There are two things that I imagine ought to be coached about the backscreen which certainly weren’t evident here.  It seems that you either have to bump the cutter as the defender who is guarding the screener or you have to switch it.  At the very least I would think that you should give space to go under and then recover to the shooter…I found it frustrating that there seemed to be no plan for the back screen.

  • Diesel

    First play: help and rotation, nice job Michigan

    2nd and 3rd play: both Watford and Elston need a foot near the paint for helpside from the wing, and both Elston and Zeller need to “bump” the cutter, or “show” and recover to help the guard.  Poor team defensive help.

    Nice segment Ryan.