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Matt Wheeler

Olympia High School Contributor since 07/20/16

About Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler is currently the head boys’ basketball coach at Olympia High School in Orlando, FL.  He is entering his third year as head coach.  Previously he served one year as head girls’ basketball coach and two years as an assistant coach in the boys’ basketball program at Olympia under Mark Griseck.

Before coming to Olympia High School, he 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 has over 10 years of coaching experience which 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 - Kansas Jayhawks - EOG FCOB

Kansas Jayhawks - EOG FCOB

Matt Wheeler 01/05/2017

Kansas was tied with Kansas State with 5.9 seconds left and the ball being inbounded in their backcourt. The Jayhawks ran this play to get the ball back quickly to the inbounder to take it up the court. 4 & 5 cut to the basket and 1 trailed behind the play for possible outlets if the defense stops 3. See More

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Basketball Play - Philadelphia 76ers - EOG SLOB Lob

Philadelphia 76ers - EOG SLOB Lob

Matt Wheeler 01/04/2017

The Philadelphia 76ers ran this SLOB play with 1.6 seconds left in a tied game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Simultaneous actions prevented the Timberwolves from helping on the screens leaving 2 open at the rim for a lob. 4 screened for 1 to occupy the weakside defense. 2 curled around 5. x2 followed 2 around the screen not wanting to give up an open jump shot up top. x5 was the only defender left to help and he didn't want leave 5 open for a jump shot. See More

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Basketball Play - LA Clippers - Weak Step Up

LA Clippers - Weak Step Up

Matt Wheeler 12/26/2016

The LA Clippers opened their Christmas Day game against the LA Lakers with a lob dunk out of this play. 1 passes the ball to the wing and then receives it back on the weak side after a ball reversal. 4 & 5 follow with screens on the ball. 1 uses the screen from 5 and throws it to the rim for a lob. 4 pops to the wing for a secondary option. See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Timberwolves - Pindown PNR

Minnesota Timberwolves - Pindown PNR

Matt Wheeler 12/26/2016

The Minnesota Timberwolves ran this play frequently in their Christmas Day game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was designed to get the ball to their 3 (Andrew Wiggins) where he can create off of a ball screen. 4 & 5 give screen options for 3. 3 comes off the screen up top to receive the pass from 1. 4 or 5 can sprint into a ball screen with the other post relocating for spacing. See More

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Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavs - Iverson PG Rip

Cleveland Cavs - Iverson PG Rip

Matt Wheeler 12/26/2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers ran this play in the 4th quarter of their Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors. They were looking for a quick score out of timeout to cut down the lead. The play started with 4 making a decoy Iverson Cut over screens from 2 & 1. 3 passes to 1 and receives a back screen from 2 to get a shot in the paint. By having Lebron James (3) run the point guard, it gave them someone who could finish well around the rim after the back screen. See More

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Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavs - Box Double Rip Fade Option

Cleveland Cavs - Box Double Rip Fade Option

Matt Wheeler 12/25/2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers opened the second half with this play designed to get a post up for 4 (Kevin Love). It is a familiar play for the Cavs and the Warriors had it scouted well. Cleveland did a good job of reading the defense and making a great play out of it. After 1 passes to 3, x4 (Draymond Green) cheats the two screens to meet 4 in the post. When 4 sees this happening, he fades to the corner and 5 readjusts his screen. 3 hits 4 for a 3 point shot. See More

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Basketball Play - Boston Celtics - Flip Reverse

Boston Celtics - Flip Reverse

Matt Wheeler 12/25/2016

The Boston Celtics ran this play after a timeout during the Christmas Day game against the New York Knicks. 1 passes to 2 on the pindown and follows for the handoff which is the typical action in this play. 5 walks into the post as 2 fakes the handoff and makes the pass to 3. The quick ball reversal 2 to 3 gives the offense a chance to catch the defense off guard for a post up or a drive on the weak side of the floor. See More

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Basketball Play - Boston Celtics - UCLA PNR Advance Pass

Boston Celtics - UCLA PNR Advance Pass

Matt Wheeler 12/15/2016

The Boston Celtics started the second half of their game against the Houston Rockets with this play designed to expose x3 in the ball screen coverage. The ball screen for 1 after the UCLA cut forced x3 to help on the ball handler. The quick advance pass from 1 to 5 gave 3 time to slip to the basket and receive the pass from 5 for an uncontested layup. See More

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