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