Posts Tagged ‘Ashton Gibbs’
If you saw the big road win by Notre Dame at Pitt Monday night, you no doubt know a lot of the win was thanks to the three straight baskets by Ben Hansbrough off the pick and roll. Here they are broken down in order starting with the first basket.
I believe that using screens and getting open mid range shots off of these screens is the most effective part of Gibbs’ game. I have been meaning to discuss this for a while now and I saw two great examples of it today against UConn.
Bob Knight believes that the ball fake is the lost art of today’s game but I contend that it is using screens. Many players loop around the screens, either allowing their defender to get through the screen or setting up their teammate to commit a foul by setting a moving screen.