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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 - Golden State Warriors - Zipper Iverson Step Up

Golden State Warriors - Zipper Iverson Step Up

Matt Wheeler 06/10/2017

The Golden State Warriors started the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals with a concerted effort to get Steph Curry (1) the ball in ball screen situations. After Curry gets the pass off the zipper screen, Klay Thompson (2) makes a decoy Iverson cut off of 5 & 4. This clears the defense to the weak side of the floor and forces x5 to provide help, making him late in the ball screen coverage. See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors - Double Drag Post Stagger Split

Golden State Warriors - Double Drag Post Stagger Split

Matt Wheeler 06/08/2017

The Golden State Warriors used this play early in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to get a look for Klay Thompson (1) off of a post entry action. It's a great play to get the defense to guard multiple actions and get the ball back in your point guard's hands for a shot. The double drag at the beginning of the play was a decoy action to get the ball into the post. After the post entry 1 & 5 set a staggered split screen for 2, who cut to the basket off of 1. 1 was getting overplayed on the screen from 5 and rejected the screen to go backdoor for a layup. See More

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Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavaliers - SLOB EOG Need a 3

Cleveland Cavaliers - SLOB EOG Need a 3

Matt Wheeler 06/08/2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers ran this play down 3 with 12.9 seconds left in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With no timeouts left, the Cavaliers were looking for a three point shot. This play provided two options at it, but both were defended well by the Warriors. The Cavaliers subbed out Kyle Korver on this possession but he wouldn't have been an option. They were looking for Kyrie (1) or LeBron (3) See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors - Loop Stagger Split

Golden State Warriors - Loop Stagger Split

Matt Wheeler 06/05/2017

The Golden State Warriors ran this play to start the 4th quarter in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. It is a variation of the "Loop" play that they run, which Steve Kerr brought over from his time with the San Antonio Spurs. Normally 3 would curl around 5 to receive the pass up top from 1. In this play 3 curls around 5 to the FT line and 1 passes to 5 in the post. 3 & 1 then set a staggered screen for 2. 2 curls around 3's screen and cuts to the basket to receive the pass from 5. See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors - PNR Lob

Golden State Warriors - PNR Lob

Matt Wheeler 06/05/2017

The Golden State Warriors ran this play in the 1st quarter, shortly after Javale McGee (5) checked into the game. This play utililizes the athleticism of 5, getting him open because the defense can't provide help on the ball screen off of Steph Curry (1) or Klay Thompson (2). As Kevin Durant (4) turns the corner on the ball screen, McGee gets a running start to the rim. Kevin Love tries to provide help off of 3 but he couldn't get high enough to contest the lob. See More

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Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavs - Post Hammer Split

Cleveland Cavs - Post Hammer Split

Matt Wheeler 06/05/2017

The Cleveland Cavs ran this play in the 3rd quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Though they weren't successful in the execution, this play provides a few opportunities for open shots. After 4 receives the ball in the post, 2 sets a hammer screen for 3 cutting to the corner for the first option. If 4 sees this option open he can drive baseline to make the pass to 3. The secondary option is 5 setting the split screen for 1. In this play, the warriors switched the screen and 5 cut to the basket for a layup. See More

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Basketball Play - Boston Celtics - SLOB Brush Clear

Boston Celtics - SLOB Brush Clear

Matt Wheeler 05/22/2017

The Boston Celtics ran this play with the score tied and 36.3 seconds left in game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics wanted to get a quick score within 5 or 6 seconds so they would end up with the last possession of the game. As 2 gets the inbounds pass, 3 & 4 cut to the corners for spacing. 1 sets a brush screen for 2, allowing 2 to drive hard right looking for a layup or a kickout to a shooter. See More

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