Film Session: Hollowell drives, defensive miscues

  • 11/19/2013 9:24 am in

Indiana cruised to a 105-59 win over Samford on Friday night by relentlessly attacking the basket. A look at two Jeremy Hollowell drives doing just that, as well as a couple defensive miscues by the Hoosiers in the latest edition of Film Session:

I. Evan Gordon pushes the ball up the court off his own defensive rebound:


Gordon isn’t able to find daylight to the hoop, so he shovels it off to Hollowell:


With no hesitation, Hollowell drives left to the paint:


Hanner Mosquera-Perea’s defender comes to stop the ball:


Hollowell does something different here. He goes up in the air to further draw HMP’s defender towards him; the defender has no choice but to 100 percent commit with Hollowell in the air and seemingly trying to lay it in. But Hollowell wraps a pass around the defender with his right hand to an open HMP:


Who flushes home like only he can with tons of room thanks to Hollowell’s decision-making:



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  • CreamandCrimson

    More great work…thanks! I didn’t mind Davis sagging off of his man too much on play #3. Samford was throwing up bricks and I don’t think tempting them into shooting was a bad idea. He sagged off a bit too much but in my opinion, he had the right idea.

    Great line on Hanner, clearly improved but clearly a lot of improvement to be done.

  • CometCain

    Agree that Davis is in the correct position (in the lane) for help/weak side D…basic principle of help Defense. W/O this position, the entire lane is open for a drive. That’s an even more frustrating mistake or weakness we’ve seen all too often. The recovery and/or possible switch by Vonleh is the bigger issue here.

  • HoosierCruz

    HAMMER Mosquera Perea!

  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Heh… I learned to watch basketball by watching Knight’s IU teams. So seeing a defender sag down is not only not unusual, I often use it as a diagnostic. “Oh… the scouting report must’ve said that guy’s got no outside shot”. And that play just didn’t look unusual to me because, well… couple of decades of conditioning. 🙂

    Anyway, I don’t know if that was a bad switch, if Davis was *supposed* to not sag, if that was Noah out of position, or just a combination of circumstances that just caught IU in a bad spot. I wish there was a Q&A where Crean can be asked questions like this. I’d be interested to hear the answer.

  • Indiana_Banners

    Another excellent Film Session, Ryan, nice work.

    I can’t for the life of me figure why this feature isn’t as popular as some of the previews and recruiting articles – this is the most insightful feature on the entire site. Keep it up, we definitely appreciate it.

  • And_One

    Jeremy’s pass around the defender caused me to hoot like a baboon when I saw it. It’s what the young people call “sick.”

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    When I look at JH, I see a Bobby Wilkerson type player. Hopefully, he will become the defender that Wilkerson was for 2006 Hoosier team. In looking back at statistics, I did not realize Wilkerson had more assists than Buckner in 76, and also averaged 3 TO per game as a senior. I don’t think we need to be too worried about JH and turnovers at this point in his career.

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    my mistake, 1976, old age is hell.