Newsletter #228

December 8, 2021

Today's Quote:   "To be a good coach you have to be hard of hearing." - Chuck Daly



Today's Theme:  "Wolverine" Pick and Roll Play

The Michigan Wolverines have used this play. Diagram 1 shows the initial setup.  O2 cuts through to the opposite corner as O3 lifts to the wing.  O1 dribbles left to set up the angle for the pick and roll.  O5 sprints up and ballscreens for O1, who attacks around the screen.  O4 slides a little inside, and then backscreens for O5.

Wolverine pick and roll

Diagram 2 shows O1 attacking and lobbing a pass to O5 who cuts around O4's screen to the hoop.  This works if the post defender helps on O1's dribble-drive, leaving O5 open.  If the post defender does not help, O1 attacks for the layup.

Wolverine pick and roll
If O1 is stopped inside, a jump-stop followed by a kickout pass to O2, or to O4 (now on top), may result in an open 3-point shot.

Wolverine pick and roll

Refer to these pages for details and many plays:

See this video:

Wolverine pick and roll video


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