Film Session: Noah Vonleh on the perimeter

  • 11/20/2013 8:31 am in

Freshman Noah Vonleh has used his size and athleticism to dominate the post in his first four collegiate games. But as the New Hampton Prep product stated after committing to IU, one thing that stood out to him about Tom Crean’s practices was big men like Cody Zeller doing guard drills. And we’ve seen Vonleh show some impressive ballhandling skills for a 6-10 player on the break so far this season.

But in the second half of IU’s win against Stony Brook on Sunday, Vonleh, who scored his 18 points exclusively from the line and in the post and painted area, was also used as the initiator out on the perimeter twice in the second half.

A look at these two possessions and some Carson Puriefoy scores in the latest edition of Film Session:

I. Crean signals:


Yogi Ferrell passes the ball to Vonleh and he has it out past the left wing. This is a similar area to where former Hoosiers like Verdell Jones III and Victor Oladipo would get the ball and look to initiate the offense by driving into the lane:


Crean again signals for some movement:


Ferrell and Luke Fisher swap spots as Vonleh comes down on the drive. He opts to pass to Troy Williams in the corner:


Vonleh seems to signal for Williams to take it baseline, but Williams holds as Vonleh posts up on the right block:


Williams eventually takes the small sliver of space between his defender and the baseline:


And puts in a difficult up and under with ease:


Hard to know what option one is here, but it does seem this play was designed for Vonleh to drive and initiate things.


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  • thrawnjan

    All B1G coaches asked me to thank you for doing their assistants’ jobs better than they can do it themselves!

  • David Macer

    Keep the film sessions coming !!! Love looking at this.

  • WestCoast Hoosier

    I agree. Nicely done.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    This was excellent…….loved the breakdown of the play.
    I’m fairly new here at ‘Inside the Hall’, but I’m really liking it.
    Great insight in the articles, and very knowledgable commenters.
    It’s definately a shot in the arm for me following my favorite team.
    Keep up the great work.
    Now……back to basketball.

  • Nathan

    This is a great series. More film sessions please!

  • jpniles

    I think that the Noah on the perimeter will be super effective come B1G season if (and only if) Fischer can be an effective inside presence. I really like them being on the floor at the same time. It really opens things up. However, I just don’t know if Luke is to the level of B1G competition. I don’t know. I am definitely excited about the potential of this team though.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I think Fischer will be the same as McGary”s presents was his first year. The only reason I say this is that Fischer is struggling with a shoulder injury, otherwise he would be better at this point.
    Remember when Brian Evans had a similar injury but he still played with a shoulder brace and will still one to recon with. If you noticed during our last game Fischer player with a brace under his uniform. Brian Evans back in the day had a dinosaur brace on the outside.

  • HoosierCruz

    You would think that Yogi would know better than to go under ball screens. That burned him countless times last year

  • kwehner

    I love these four-page film sessions. Way to go Ryan, keep up the good work.