(Rental)-Powerful Pick & Roll Offense w/ Counter Attacks
In this video, successful coach Shaka Smart shares his insights on building a winning basketball program culture from the ground up. He explains how he holds his players accountable and provides a detailed look at one of the best Pick-and-Roll offenses in the country.
Coach Smart has built three different college programs into top contenders, not just through on-court strategy, but also through emphasis on the off-court intangibles. In the opening segment, he covers the important factors needed to consistently build a successful culture, such as being on time, developing a strong work ethic, and others.
Moving on to the on-court strategies, Coach Smart focuses on the importance of having capable, attacking guards in a Pick-and-Roll offense, which helped his team lead the country in Pick-and-Roll efficiency in the 2021 season. He explains how to take advantage of different types of Pick-and-Roll defenses by using the three primary types of Pick-and-Roll actions: 'Spread,' 'ACE,' and 'Empty.' He also covers the different actions that can be taken once the ball handler gets into the paint.
Coach Smart also outlines how to handle different types of defenses, such as the under ball-screen, trap, and switching defense. He demonstrates how to use techniques like the 'Go Cut' and 'Bruce Action' to create effective scoring opportunities.
Overall, this video provides valuable insights and strategies on how to develop an effective Pick-and-Roll offense and build a successful program culture. Coach Smart's ability to use today's NBA screening concepts and combine them with other principles, makes this video a must-watch for coaches looking to improve their team's performance on and off the court.