Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mapooro Cantu BLOB Set

I would encourage you all to watch Euroleague games, as the coaches over there run some great offense. As a motion coach I personally love watching some of their motion actions. They also run some outstanding sets and a lot of good pick and roll action - something for everyone really. They play a fun style, are all skilled, and really move the ball well. Tonight I was watching Mapooro Cantu against Real Madrid and I picked up a slick baseline out of bounds set that I wanted to share. One of the great things about the Euroleague teams BLOB sets is their formations. Most US teams have standard formations, such as line, box, and flat. In Euroleague however,they are much more imaginative and run their BLOBs out of some very unique formations, like the one for the set below.

The set starts with a stack in the mid post with the post players, a shooter at the free throw line, and another player just inside the laneline opposite the ball. The player just inside the lane line comes up and off a screen by the player on the free throw line and makes it look like he's coming off the double as well. Instead of coming off the double, however, he curls the free throw line screen and curls to the rim. The screener then pops off the double screen for a shot.

My adjustment
Because this BLOB set is in the vein of what we say from the Shockers in the set two posts below, I think a good ending would be the second guy in the stack (5) upscreening for the first (4).

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