Sunday, December 14, 2008

MEN'S BB: Rejoice! Iowa Now Has Successful Inbound Plays: The Anatomy of a Perfectly Designed and Executed Inbounds Play

Iowa - Iowa State Game

Following a timeout... 8 seconds left on the shot clock, Iowa needs get a good look right out of inbounds play. They get just that, thanks to a terrifically designed play.

The Setup. Gatens will cut out to the left wing.

Ball inbounded by Kelly from the baseline to Gatens on the left wing, Bawinkel starts down the lane.

As soon as Gatens passes the ball out to the top to Davis, Bawinkel (who was at the left elbow) comes down to the low block and sets a screen on the player defending the inbounds pass (Kelly's man).

Jake looks like the first option to all onlookers as he flashes across the lane - by doing this Bawinkel's man hedges and the player who was initially guarding Kelly follows in tow.

With Kelly taking two defenders with him, Bawinkel curls and is able to step behind the three point arc on the left wing.

Gatens then sets a pick on his own man to deny help coverage.

Bawinkel's man doesn't have enough time to get back to the shooter. The shot is off.

Nothing but net.

It's been a while since Iowa fans have seen this sort of play calling in Carver, and I can't tell you how nice it is to see it return. Nothing fancy, but a terrific play call, nonetheless.

Here's the video of the play:

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. Great job Spank. A thing of beauty.

    I had that DVR'd. I went back to watch it again, and for some reason it didn't work. Good thing I watched the game live!!!!!