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The New Era of Recruiting

We know coaching staffs are beginning to shift their resources and focus to recruiting. But many staffs will find themselves echoing some of the same things they’ve said to their team throughout the season: Be adaptable and find a way.

Hoop Insights: The Muss Bus is Rolling

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy Every year, as the end of the regular season nears, we see some top teams falter in surprising ways. Top-ranked teams go down to bottom-feeders, and streaks come to an end. Whether it’s players with an eye on the postseason or just a lack of respect for teams at

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Hoop Insights: Ayo Dosunmu Keeps Getting Better

For the past two years, amidst moderate draft buzz, Ayo Dosunmu, the Chicago native has returned, been talked about in the preseason, and helped raise the level of the program. The Illini won 12 games his freshman year, 21 last year, and they’re on pace to pass that mark this year, now sitting at fifth in the country.

Pivot Analysis: Going beyond the box score

Tracking individual stats and box scores has been a standard method of basketball analysis across most organized levels of play. However, that doesn’t always provide the whole picture. As basketball analytical methods and technology have developed, so has the use of more advanced statistical metrics. The tracking of lineup performance and on court player impact

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HDPlaybook: Top Offensive Videos of the Week

Through out the week, HoopDirt.com has been sharing coaching videos on Twitter. Below are our Top Offensive Videos: 1. PICK AND ROLL OFFENSE 101 with Assistant Coach Dave Severns of the Los Angeles Clippers is an incredible primer on incorporating the pick and roll action into an offensive attack. Covering everything from the basic teaching

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What About High School Basketball?

There has been a lot of discussion about how colleges are going to function with COVID-related restrictions, but very few people are talking about how this affects high school programs. Nettleton High School girls’ basketball team has found a way to connect with their players in spite of hurdles created by the pandemic.  “Just Play has been

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HDPlaybook: Top Defensive Videos of the Week

Through out the week, HoopDirt.com has been sharing coaching videos on Twitter. Below are our Top Defensive Videos: #1. Get your Certification for Jim Boone’s Pack Line Defense with the absolute most comprehensive teaching and Pack Line Defensive development  program on the market today.  This Course will provide you with greater depth into the Pack

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HDPlaybook: Top Offensive Videos of the Week

Through out the week, HoopDirt.com has been sharing coaching videos on Twitter. Below are our Top Offensive Videos: #1. North Florida Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Driscoll is known for his teams’ high-paced-3-point offense. In 2019-20 season, North Florida lead the nation 3PA/FGA (52.2) and 2nd in the nation in point distribution % from 3-pointers,

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Just Play: Film Sessions

Watching film is important. It can humble or give a shot of confidence.  It can convict or acquit, teach or display. You need film for scouting purposes, for self-scouting, and to develop your players. You’d never debate the opposite because this isn’t a controversial statement. As a coach trying to win games, film is a

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