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It’s not often you hear the words ‘unnecessary help’ when talking about defending Kyle Singler but all things considered, I contend that this play is one of those times.
Kyle Singler receives the down screen from Ryan Kelly to start the set. Sean Mosley does a great job of fighting over the screen and not letting Singler catch the ball in a favorable position as he curls to the foul line.
In the biggest game of BracketBusters weekend, I came away impressed with Utah State’s execution in the halfcourt. This play came early in the game and was a well designed play to take advantage of the defense focusing in on Utah State’s best player, Tai Wesley.
Wesley comes off a down screen to receive the pass from teammate James Walker. As he catches the ball, we see a backscreen on the opposite wing, set for Pooh Williams by Nate Bendall. A backscreen is probably the best way to get an alley oop facing a half court man to man defense, since it is the most likely way to get an offensive player moving toward the basket unguarded. The key is a well executed back screen to free up the intended player.