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Randy Sherman

Radius Athletics Contributor since 12/02/14

About Randy Sherman

Randy Sherman is the owner and founder of Radius Athletics - a basketball coaching consulting firm - where he consults with basketball coaches at all levels on game strategy, practice planning, #XsOs and coaching mentorship. His work can be found on,, and While a head basketball coach at the the interscholastic level, Sherman's teams won 197 games in nine seasons.

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Basketball Play - Two-Player Single Gaps

Two-Player Single Gaps

Randy Sherman 02/07/2017

Breakdown drill for conceptual offense. Two rules at play here: If you are in a single gap and the ball looks at, dribbles at or pivots at you, cut to the basket and replace to space usually a corner Attack double gaps with the dribble Contact us for more on conceptual offense teaching points. Follow on twitter and make sure to check out more #FastDrawArt See More

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Basketball Play - Horns Get

Horns Get

Randy Sherman 02/06/2017

France commonly uses the ball screen as the initial action in their Horns alignments, but it is the second ball screen that is the real catalyst. In “Horns Get” the point guard, French superstar Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, dribbles off the first ball screen and drags his man to the wing. The screener cuts away wide to the sideline to space as the other lifted big comes over to “get” Parker open with a ball screen on the wing. Parker then has a double gap (shaded area, Frame 3) to attack coming out of the ball screen. The screener rolls to the rim and the wing in the corner runs “back action” to counter his man tagging the roll man. See More

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Basketball Play - Horns Wide Go

Horns Wide Go

Randy Sherman 01/25/2017

Horns can force less mobile defenders to guard in space and France exploits this by using “Horns Wide Go.” Action begins with a Parker ball screen and wide pop. Parker executes the throwback pass to the screener Boris Diaw as Rudy Gobert cuts to open gap space. Forced to hedge on Parker, defender is late getting back to Diaw leaving him free to attack in double gap space. See More

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Basketball Play - Dynamic Offense - Single Gap Issues

Dynamic Offense - Single Gap Issues

Randy Sherman 01/11/2017

Offensive landmarks Problem With Single Gaps On a stationary pass to a static player, the defender is closer to the ball than the receiver. Makes it difficult to complete pass and vulnerable to the steal. Problem With Single Gaps On penetration into the single gap the defender (X3) is quick to help and quick to recover on the pass out. No advantage is gained. Problem With Single Gaps The backdoor pass may be available, BUT if help arrives the only option available is a pass back out to perimeter. There is no open pass to the rim. Problem With Single Gaps With sagging defense, no backdoor cuts are available See More

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