Film Session: Ball screens for Oladipo

  • 02/06/2012 8:26 pm in

With Verdell Jones out of the lineup, Victor Oladipo assumed more of a ballhandling role and scored a career-high 23 points inside Mackey Area on Saturday evening. And when Oladipo wasn’t scoring, he was making smart decisions and dishing to teammates.

A look at Oladipo’s use of six ball screens in the latest edition of Film Session.

NO 1) 

Cody Zeller sets a high ball screen for Oladipo:

Oladipo splits the defenders:

Lewis Jackson leaves Remy Abell to stop Oladipo’s straight-line drive to the rim. Oladipo passes to the now-open Abell:

Abell hits a reverse layup for two:

Good help defense by Jackson here, but Oladipo made the right decision and Abell converted.

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NO 2)

Derek Elston attempts to set a high ball screen for Oladipo, but Terone Johnson falls:

Oladipo makes a move on Robbie Hummel:

Oladipo gets a step on Hummel:

Neither Ryne Smith or Sandi Marcius fully commit to help Hummel, and it’s another two for Oladipo:

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3)

With just 10 to go on the shot clock, Pritchard helps to free Oladipo from Anthony Johnson:

Oladipo gets into the lane and jukes Travis Carroll:

And it’s a sweet two:

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4)

Zeller sets a side ball screen for Oladipo:

Oladipo isn’t stopped on the perimeter by a hedge and again is given room to operate:

And he blows past Carroll for another layup:

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5)

Zeller gives Oladipo a ball screen:

Here, Hummel does a nice job of hedging:

And recovering back to Zeller. Yet, Zeller still has a step on Hummel and Oladipo zips a pass in:

Zeller catches ahead of an outstreched Hummel:

And scores:

This was a big play. Purdue had cut Indiana’s lead to just four before this score.

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6)

Zeller sets a faux ball screen for Oladipo, as he doesn’t draw any contact with Johnson:

Oladipo is still able to get by Johnson and head towards the cup:

But Jackson comes to meet him just outside the arc:

So he kicks it to Christian Watford on the opposite wing:

Watford makes the extra pass:

And Remy Abell hits perhaps the biggest shot of his young Indiana career:

Again, Purdue was in striking distance here late in the game. But Oladipo’s drive allowed an advantage for the Hoosiers, and they executed.

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  • FWHoosier

    Vic’s pass and Zeller’s catch was one of the finest plays I have seen all year! And what a big time in the game too.

  • HoosierPat

    It’s good to see Victor handling the ball with more control and confidence.  He is a serious threat off the drive.  I am really impressed with his passing ability off the dribble.  He did a really fine job of finding the open man. (That zip pass to Zeller was ridiculous)  I hope he continues to play with this intensity and continues to attack the basket. 

  • jaywiz

    How about Remy? I love his stat line for the game. Didn’t stuff it my any means, but 5-6 fg, 2-2FT, no TO’s. Heck of a line for a frosh in a big hostile game. I like his attitude and IQ. I already feel comfortable when he has the ball in his hands. He’s not flashy – he’s got plenty of time to prove that, but hes calm and doesn’t rush. Plus he hit a huge shot that drove a dagger into purdues heart. IMO, when Hulls is playing we need Vic and either Remy or Sheehey on the floor, to make up for Jordy’s poor D.

  • jaywiz

    How about Remy? I love his stat line for the game. Didn’t stuff it my any means, but 5-6 fg, 2-2FT, no TO’s. Heck of a line for a frosh in a big hostile game. I like his attitude and IQ. I already feel comfortable when he has the ball in his hands. He’s not flashy – he’s got plenty of time to prove that, but hes calm and doesn’t rush. Plus he hit a huge shot that drove a dagger into purdues heart. IMO, when Hulls is playing we need Vic and either Remy or Sheehey on the floor, to make up for Jordy’s poor D.

  • RainCityHoosier

    Vic has all the tools.  All of them.  All he needs to do is just develop the understanding of what is possible in certain situations.  The times he messes up is when he overestimates what is possible (e.g., a pass that he can’t thread thru the needle or an ill-advised contested shot from long range, etc.).  Once he figures out – on a consistent basis – what it is possible for him to do in a particular situation, he has the ability to be a first team all-Big Ten.

  • Jeremyalyea

    Great breakdown,
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  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I guess this is how the DD offense is supposed to work when you have a ball handler that can turn the corner.  I’ve wondered for 3+ years exactly what was supposed to happen after those high ball screens . . . that’s actually a lie because other teams have been doing it for years, but I still wondered what IU was doing setting those ball screens. 

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I guess this is how the DD offense is supposed to work when you have a ball handler that can turn the corner.  I’ve wondered for 3+ years exactly what was supposed to happen after those high ball screens . . . that’s actually a lie because other teams have been doing it for years, but I still wondered what IU was doing setting those ball screens. 

  • HoosierG

    Scary to think what it will look like when positions 1-4 can get to the rack off the dribble.

  • SCHoosier

    I think the difference with VO is that he is the quickest player we have getting TO the screen and then AROUND it. Really forces the defense to react to prevent an esy dunk. Note the kick out possibilities. Hulls open on right wing..Sheheey on back left wing..and of course Abell underneath..which was the correct pass. Against the better guards and good defenses (think MSU)..that wing defense will collapse making i t tougher for Vic to get the pass or shot off. Next year Yogi should excel at the dribble drive dish..without getting stripped.

  • MrTroy

    This also really highlights the patience the Hoosiers showed. On many of those plays, the good look or layup came 30+ seconds into the shot clock, after turning down lesser looks. That’s a really good sign of maturity, because Purdue was playing some tough pressure defense on most of those possessions.

  • MrTroy

    This also really highlights the patience the Hoosiers showed. On many of those plays, the good look or layup came 30+ seconds into the shot clock, after turning down lesser looks. That’s a really good sign of maturity, because Purdue was playing some tough pressure defense on most of those possessions.

  • tenaciousIUFan

    Could Victor be Tom Crean’s next Dwayne Wade???? Dwayne Wade was excellent driving to the hole and not that great of a shooter (in college). We might have something beautiful here!

  • millzy32

    I think you’re getting carried away but I like the optimism.  His potential is definitely higher than what we’ve seen to this point.  Would be great to see this team put together a nice little run over the last 7 games of the regular season capped off with another blowout win over PUke.

  • JerryCT

    I know you have not wondered for 3 years. You know full well the DD offense did not fit our team . It is not a perfect fit now either. What has made it better however is a smart CZ and screens , sometimes staggers and doubles “on the wing” making it more possible for VO, WS, and VJ3 to create some damage.

    My take away from this film session however is how ineffective helpside D really is and why it fails against us. In almost every clip the “help” creates the play for us. No help for Hummel on VO was the toughest basket.

  • Whenever Oladipo has a great game or play, I always want the band to play this for him. Almost sounds like the chorus is saying his name.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlZOxCi4as4 

  • Whenever Oladipo has a great game or play, I always want the band to play this for him. Almost sounds like the chorus is saying his name.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlZOxCi4as4 

  • MoHoosier81

    Confident play on the road, thats what I like to see.  Wouldn’t mind seeing a double screen to some of our outside shooters from time to time, but I like the way the season is going.  Go Hoosiers, beat Illinois.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, I was just being sarcastic.  It’s been painfully obvious the past three years that IU hasn’t had the players to run this offense.  They’re getting closer and that’s why it’s a little better but Yogi, Patterson, Remy, Hollowell, and a more mature VO and WS will make it work like it’s supposed to next year. 

  • Hairy Ball Screen

    Agreed. I think VO’s ceiling is high, but his biggest drawback right now seems to be the killer instinct carrying into all games. He hasn’t been bad, but he hasn’t been quite as up in some of our less marquee matchups. That said, no one has. If we get to that point, we could be really good.

  • Matt Lee

    Best part of this game was seeing VO and Sheehey re-emerge as dominant players. We need the young guys to play big roles. That’s the difference between Indiana as a top-15 team and Indiana as a fringe top-25 team. 

  • RBM NC

    Great film breakdown Alex!  It takes a quick guard to execute these pick and roll plays and Oladipo pulled it off.  I hope Crean sticks with this the rest of the season.  You can’t expect Jordy or Verdell to attack the rim the way Vic can.  Remy can probably make these drives.  Fun to watch.

  • RBM NC

    Great film breakdown Alex!  It takes a quick guard to execute these pick and roll plays and Oladipo pulled it off.  I hope Crean sticks with this the rest of the season.  You can’t expect Jordy or Verdell to attack the rim the way Vic can.  Remy can probably make these drives.  Fun to watch.

  • SCHoosier

    Needs a reliable jump shot before you get too carried away.

  • CutterInChicago

    I really enjoy these features