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Best thing I saw in the ISU game

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    It seems that our players have finally learned the jump stop.

    Sure took long enough. But we finally avoided charges and also gathered to be under control, which allowed us to finish more effectively at the rim.

    It's sometimes amazing to me the stuff that has to be taught. Things like coming around a screen and planting your foot so it's pointed to the basket so you're squared to shoot or drive as soon as you receive a pass. Things like fighting through a screen over the top or switching on all screens when guarding a shooter so you don't give him 5 feet. Things like not driving toward a sideline trap when the other team presses you.

    We're getting there. All you have to do is watch Northern Colorado to see a team that's coached in fundamentals. But it's a process.

    And this stuff is getting corrected one thing at a time. I've seen major improvement in all of these areas as the season has progressed. But the jump stop was the latest and it has made a huge difference for us.
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    levi has been working the jump stop pretty well the last month or so. i've posted this before, but step-dad who is an OU guy and longtime hoops donor, played the game in college, old school hoops guy....told me last year that Boyle's UNC team was one of the best coached teams he's seen come into the Lloyd Noble Center in a long time.

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