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Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler Basketball Contributor since 07/20/16

About Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler has spent the last 10 years coaching in the Orlando, FL area.  For the last 6 seasons he was at Olympia High School where he spent time as assistant boys varsity coach, head girls varsity coach, and head boys varsity coach.  During his tenure there he saw 4 players reach the Division 1 level and 12 players receive basketball scholarships.

Previously, Coach Wheeler was an assistant coach at Montverde Academy under then head coach Kevin Sutton.  While at Montverde Academy he assisted with player development, conditioning programs and created team playbooks and scouting reports. Coach Wheeler's experience also includes winning the 2008 3A Girls Basketball Florida State Championship as an assistant at Bishop Moore Catholic High School.

Coach Wheeler was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He got his coaching start at Cascade College where he was the student assistant for the women’s basketball program while also participating on the men’s JV basketball team. Coach Wheeler resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Kiana. 

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Basketball Play - Gonzaga Bulldogs - Ghost PNR

Gonzaga Bulldogs - Ghost PNR

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

With Gonzaga struggling to score in the championship game against Baylor, the Bulldogs went to this ball screen set to get an open shot at the rim. The play starts out with a ghost screen from 3, 5 then follows for a PNR with 1. x3 did not want to help off of 3 because he is a shooter. This left x4 as the only player to help on 5 rolling to the basket. x4 met 5 late at the rim as 5 was able to easily get the finish. See More

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Basketball Play - Gonzaga Bulldogs - Rescreen Pindown

Gonzaga Bulldogs - Rescreen Pindown

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

The Gonzaga Bulldogs ran this play in their Final Four game against UCLA to get Corey Kispert (3) the ball off a pindown screen for an open shot. The play starts with some decoy actions of 1 passing to 2 and 2 dribbling to the top as 3 cuts off the backscreen from 5. Once 5 screens, he turns around and rescreens for 3. 2 is now up top in position to make the pass to 3 for the shot. See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - PNP Backdoor

Texas Tech Red Raiders - PNP Backdoor

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

Texas Tech took advantage of the aggressive denial of the wing in this play to get a backdoor cut for a dunk. After 4 gets the ball off the pick and pop, 3 cuts to the wing looking to get a pass or handoff from 4. Once x3 starts to deny the pass, 3 cuts backdoor to receive the pass from 4. 5 cuts up the lane to set a fake screen to make x5 a little late on the help. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - UCLA Bruins  - UCLA PNR Slip

UCLA Bruins - UCLA PNR Slip

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

The UCLA Bruins ran this play late in their final four game against Gonzaga to get Jaime Jaquez a chance to attack the basket. After 1 makes the pass to 2 and the UCLA cut, 4 (Jaquez) pops out to receive the pass from 2. 5 slips the screen on the PNR with 4. 4 then turns the corner to attack the rim. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - UCLA Bruins - Post Rip

UCLA Bruins - Post Rip

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

The UCLA Bruins ran this backscreen play in their NCAA Tournament game against Michigan to get the ball into the post. After 1 passes the ball to 4 they cut to the rim off the backscreen from 5. 4 reverses the ball to 5 and 1 sets a backscreen for 4 to get him open in the post. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Villanova Wildcats - Baseline Lob vs Zone

Villanova Wildcats - Baseline Lob vs Zone

Matt Wheeler 11/05/2021

Villanova runs this simple zone action to free up the 4 for a lob cutting from the baseline. 2 cuts across the court to the opposite wing which occupies x3. 5 cuts up the lane line to occupy x5. 1 dribbles to the middle of the floor making sure to keep the matchup with x1, so he doesn't have a chance to rotate. This opens up 4 to take a run at the rim for a lob from 1. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Boston Celtics - Stagger DHO

Boston Celtics - Stagger DHO

Matt Wheeler 10/19/2021

The Boston Celtics new head coach, Ime Udoka, ran this ATO to get Dennis Schroeder (2) an opportunity to use his quickness to attack the basket to create a play. Schroeder's speed comes in handy as he cuts off a screen and a dribble handoff to get the ball and attack the basket. Even though the Miami Heat switched the dribble handoff, Shroeder had too much momentum and was easily able to blow by the defender and create a shot for a three in the corner. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Dallas Mavericks - Double Ghost Runner

Dallas Mavericks - Double Ghost Runner

Matt Wheeler 10/19/2021

Luka Doncic attracts a lot of attention from the defense when he is coming off a ball screen. The Dallas Mavericks take advantage of this attention by setting consecutive ghost screens for Doncic (1). As Doncic dribbles off the second screen, 2 cuts off the baseline screen from 5 to get the open look in the corner for a three-point shot. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Los Angeles Lakers - DHO Flash PNR

Los Angeles Lakers - DHO Flash PNR

Matt Wheeler 10/19/2021

The Los Angeles Lakers opened their 2021 preseason with this quick hitting play to get Russell Westbrook attacking the rim off the PNR. This play involves their top three players in Westbrook (1), Lebron James (3), and Anthony Davis (4). After 3 dribble handoffs with 1, 1 immediately passes to 4 up top. This initates the false action by 3, 5 and 2 as they cut for spacing to prepare for the ball screen with 1 and 4. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Canada - EOG Squeeze SLOB

Canada - EOG Squeeze SLOB

Matt Wheeler 07/05/2021

The Semifinal game between Canada and Czech Republic was a thriller with Canada making a furious comeback to send the game into overtime. Canada's head coach, Nick Nurse, drew up this play to hopefully send them to a second overtime. As soon as 3 gets the ball from the referee they throw it to 5. 1, 2 and 5 hold their spots until the ball is halfway there. Then 5 pops out and 1 and 2 squeeze together to screen for him. This works because the weakside defenders are locked in on their man and aren't seeing the ball as it is passed. Once the screen happens the ball arrives and Canada was able to get a good look at a shot. Video clip below. Canada is the #21 team in the FIBA World Rankings. *NBA Finals promo code CHAMPION2021 for 21% OFF Draw/Scout* See More

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Basketball Play - Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Scissor Screen

Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Scissor Screen

Matt Wheeler 03/26/2021

This play is a variation of the stagger DHO that the Ramblers run. 1 will fake setting the stagger, then cut back to use the screen from 4 before getting the handoff from 5. It's a great counter to catch the defense off balance once they have run the stagger screen a few times. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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