Offensive Advantage

Offensive players must be able to recognize when they are in an advantage situation. Lennie Acuff, head coach of Alabama-Huntsville says, “When we get em’ on the run, we want to keep em’ on the run”- meaning when the defense is in a scramble/disadvantage, we...

Thoughts on College Basketball

This weekend I was watching a men’s collegiate basketball game between Marquette and Lindenwood. Lindenwood is a NCAA Division II University located in Missouri. Without knowing what happened or checking a score, I would guess that many would assume that Marquette...

Random Basketball Thoughts

Position-less basketball is a term being used more frequently. I have always been a believer that the more skills a player has, the better. The two biggest guys that I have coached in the past few years (6’8”) both received Division 1 scholarship opportunities not...

Commonly Accepted Narratives: AAU Basketball

There are many commonly accepted narratives regarding AAU basketball. From parents, players, coaches, former players, or anyone else involved in the game, there is usually a strong opinion regarding AAU. Among those narratives are people who believe AAU is “good” and...

Lessons Learned from Frank Martin

I can remember when I first watched a game in which Frank Martin (now the head coach for South Carolina University) coached. At the time he was coaching the Kansas State Men’s Basketball team. He was intense, loud, and his facial expressions probably scared the heck...