Film Session: Purdue

  • 02/22/2015 7:58 am in

In IU’s 67-63 loss to the Boilermakers on Thursday evening, A.J. Hammons was a force on both ends of the court. He disrupted Indiana’s shots at the rim and racked up 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor.

We’ll take a look at the Hammons effect in the latest edition of Film Session:

Stanford Robinson has Hammons on the left wing. Not a 3-point shooter, Hammons doesn’t come out all the way to guard him:


Robinson opts for the drive and gets into the lane with Hammons close:


Robinson tries a lay-up attempt, but Hammons erases the shot with authority:


The ball comes out to the right wing and Max Hoetzel recovers it. He passes it to Robinson:


Robinson again drives into the paint and passes out to Robert Johnson:


He’s covered up from launching the 3-point attempt, but on a fake left creates room for himself right:


Johnson is into the lane and here’s Hammons again. To avoid a shot block, Johnson tries a scoop shot:


It’s so far out of his comfort zone on the drive that it hits the very top of the backboard and draws no rim whatsoever:



On the break on Purdue’s side of the court after this miss, Hammons would score with a dunk.

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  • InTheMtns

    As always, great job with the film session, Ryan. It’s unfortunate that this one was so painful to watch. Really painful.

  • Lance76

    If you front Hammonds, be prepared to double him off weak side. An over the top pass to a 7′ can not happen and expect to win. HMP had a great start to this game. We need that more often.

  • iugradmark

    I think you could pick one of these plays every game with Stan. Stan drives, gets blocked, turns it over, takes a bad shot, etc. And yet we play Holt 4 minutes. Have not understood that all season.