- Jan 11, 2007
Why are you asking for something that you are saying doesn't exist....LOLI dont read posts past like 1-2 sentences that claim we run an offense tbh. So just find me clips, thats all. Again 5 years, all im asking for is a 4 minute clip in over 100 games
OK, RU doesn't run any offense....if you have "suggestions " in the B1G on what offense is run without a screen being set, is insanity....how about @kyk1827 ....you show us what team in the B1G runs this dynamic offense you claim doesn't exist.
I would help you out, but I'm relaxing watching some Chiefs Browns mixed with some NBA and college hoops between commercials.
If you are asking for a teams film where in a consecutive 4 minute stretch of half court offense, it's virtually impossible....
A) teams make shots (easier to get back on defense when a team makes shots and gets to matchup after a made basket.
B) Teams get fouled and go to the FT line....(in theory, getting fouled should count as good offense, it means you had an advantage on offense OR you have driven to the basket or gotten fouled.
C) Are you seeing a man defense or zone.....in man offense, any reasonable coach defending man offense, knows the goal of what you want to accomplish.....
I will help you a 2nd time....if you can answer this simple question for us newbies....should you're "running an offense", automatically get an open shot for your best player OR should it generate an open shot by moving the ball until you get a favorable matchup??
I watch a LOT of basketball....more than I admit....and Purdue runs good offense, probably the best in the B1G....and even Matt Painter abandoned his running an offense last year at the RAC....he stopped running an offense because our defense was BETTER than his offense.
So, what did Painter do after falling behind by double digits at the RAC last year, he abandoned his offense and isolated a grad transfer Jahad Proctor, when he was guarded by freshman Paul Mulcahy....after Proctor posted up Mulcahy and scored on the baseline, he ran the same iso 4 straight possessions and Proctor went to work against the weakest of the 5 defenders.....
Again, this is not a personal attack but basketball wise, you're not aware of anything you are watching game to game, possession to possession....
For the record, Proctor came into last years game at the RAC at around 5PPG with Purdue coming off a 20PPG average at his prior mid major...Painter went straight to the well, until Pike switched the defense but by that point, a player is now in rhythm and making shots....now he's confident he can score on anyone....Proctor left the game scoring 18 vs RU....because he took what the defense gave Painter AND he was not scoring much as their 5th option within their offense.....
When Harper is hitting shots and is able to post up his defender and has the footspeed (health) and agility (ankle) to maneuver around a bigger defender, or overpowering a smaller defender, that is good "offense"....no different than Iowa running sets for Luka Garza or Purdue running action to get Trevion Williams a good angle to receive a pass in the post, in a spot that's favorable to him as an offensive player.....because he's also a good passer.
BUT, you want 4 minutes of game action without missed shots, no fast breaks, no steals, no wide open shots etc.....LOL.....I've already explained it....good coaches make your offense go to or give opportunities to your 4th or 5th option....(Mulcahy or Caleb now that he's back).....
Ask any coaching staff.....they will always say, if the 4th or 5th option beats you on offense, you tip your hat to your opponent.....last year, Mulcahy scored a few points per game because he was not part of the scouting report of opponents....he hasn't been scoring now, while playing a LOT of minutes.
If he takes what the defense presents to him in the lanes AND from 3, different ballgame....OR RU gets another player in that spot who can score....HINT....Caleb McConnell has been scoring since he returned....