Film Session: Michigan State

  • 02/16/2016 9:32 am in

Valentine gets a ball screen from Gavin Schilling on the right wing:


Thomas Bryant hedges hard as Indiana’s big men typically do:


As Bryant retreats back to Schilling, Valentine turns to the basket in one fluid motion:


He rises, fires and hits as Johnson tries to close out:


This is a deep 3-pointer and a tough shot. But Valentine appeared to recognize he was going to get a sliver of space once Bryant retreated and took it. Heady play from the senior.


Filed to:

  • BL

    1. We need to stop going over ball screens. Picker’s defender needs to strongly communicate the pick prior to it being set and allow room for the defender to slide under. Alternativley, switch. Better to take chances with a mismatch then to guard neither offensive player well. We did both of these successfully against Iowa. Rather see Valentine taking 25 footers. He’ll hit some but percentages are in our favor.
    2. YF has had success guarding large guards and wings but only when they are pure perimeter players. This was a mismatch. We would have been better off using OG and JM to guard Valentine forcing him to shoot over their length.

  • pcantidote

    On ball screens, Bryant needs to stay home and the man guarding the balls needs to fight through the screen. I would rather give up 3 point attempts than drives to the basket. Play the percentages.

  • Jack Nolan

    Bryant needs to get faster. Maybe next year when he’s more comfortable, but he consistently gets beat off the dribble.

  • Oldguyy

    Three straight moving screens by Schilling on #2. So much for those being a point of emphasis for the zebras this year.