Texas looks a little different this year. No, this is not a COVID-season joke or a comment about Shaka Smart’s newfound hair; the Longhorns look different on the floor. And by that, I mean they look different in a good way–a 10-2 start (4-1 in the Big 12) kind of way after last night’s close
by Patrick Schmitt / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy The Iowa Hawkeyes are currently experiencing their best season since Lute Olson coached them to the Final Four back in 1980. Current head coach Fran McCaffery has a 203-145 record in 11 seasons at Iowa. The Hawks roster this year is full of upperclassmen and
by Aaron Hanshaw / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy After finishing 20-11 last year with an 11-9 record in the Big Ten, everyone should’ve known Rutgers was for real. But if there was any doubt headed into this season, Steve Pikiell’s group has erased it, starting off 7-1 and winning three of their first four
by Patrick Schmitt / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy Mark Few has had a great career at Gonzaga, having won over 600 games as head coach of the Bulldogs since 1999. This year’s team may be the most talented in his tenure, as they’re off to a 6-0 record, with three victories over top-15
The player making the strongest impact from this rebuilt 2020-2021 roster is guard Koby McEwen. The Senior from Toronto played second chair to the likes of Howard in seasons past, only averaging 9.5 points per game in 2019-20. Yet so far this season, he’s been the go-to scorer late in games for Marquette and is leading the team with 15.7 points per game (almost three full points ahead of his next teammate).
by Aaron Hanshaw / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy In a year where so many things look different than they once were, it’s no surprise this college basketball season has begun in equally unusual fashion: Bill Self is playing small ball, Frank Martin is bald, and the highest-profile tournament took place in New Jersey.
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
ONLINE COACHING CLINICThursday, Sept 10, 20202:00p ET / 11:00a PT The Breakdown with Just Play will examine the X’s & O’s of Mark Few and the Gonzaga Men’s Basketball team. A perennial top 10 program, Coach Few likes to keep his offense simple. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a few tricks up his
In light of the uncertainty facing college athletics, and with in-person meetings significantly reduced, Just Play is offering the Stay Ready Program to help coaches create a more effective socially distant opportunity to prepare players and increase readiness for when play resumes. With coaches facing new challenges, such as figuring out the most effective ways
Brian Rosario and Justin Scanson sit down to discuss the latest news concerning COVID19 and what coaches can and should be thinking about during these unsure times.
Micah Potter could be the secret weapon that unleashes a Badger run deep into March. Potter has given the Badgers a new option to run their offense through and has made them a better defensive team in conference play.
Omaha. Somewhere in middle America. The Creighton Bluejays have been on fire as of late, winning their past four contests and eight of their last nine overall. From the outside, it may look like the Jays’ success is due solely to the play of their top three guards: Mitch Ballock, Ty-Shon Alexander and Marcus Zegarowski.