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Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler Basketball Contributor since 07/20/16

About Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler is an assistant coach for the women's basketball program at Johnson C. Smith University. He has over 20 years of coaching experience including 6 years as a collegiate assistant. Coach Wheeler previously served as an assistant at Florida A&M University and Daytona State College, where some of his primary roles included scouting and game prep. Coach Wheeler spent 15 years in the high school ranks in the Orlando, FL area. His teams have won achieved 3 district titles, 3 state final fours, and 1 state championship.

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 Charlotte, NC with his wife Kiana, daughter Noa, and son Ethan.

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Basketball Play - Connecticut Sun - Delay STS

Connecticut Sun - Delay STS

Matt Wheeler 05/16/2024

The Connecticut Sun ran this 5 Out offensive action to get the ball into the post for Brionna Jones (4). 1 passes to 5 up top then cuts to the basket.5 then passes to 2 on the wing. 1 then starts the screen the screener action by screening for 4. 5 then sets the screen for 1 for a secondary option up top. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Phoenix Mercury - Stagger Ball Screen Away

Phoenix Mercury - Stagger Ball Screen Away

Matt Wheeler 05/16/2024

The Phoenix Mercury opened the 2024 season with this play to get Diana Taurasi (1) a look for 3. 1 follows her pass to 2 to set a stagger ball screen with 5. 2 dribbles off of the screens and then 5 screens away for 1. Taurasi did a great job of setting her defender up, acting as if she was going to set a screen for 3 while she waited for the screen from 5. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Vermont Catamounts - Ball Screen Pin

Vermont Catamounts - Ball Screen Pin

Matt Wheeler 03/23/2024

Vermont used two simple actions in this play to get an open 3-point shot against Florida in their NCAA tournament game. The key was their pace in running the play. 5 immediately went to set a pindown for 2 after setting the ball screen for 1. 2 sprinted out of the corner to receive the pass from 1 for the shot. Video clip below. See More

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Basketball Play - Florida Gators - Rip Zoom

Florida Gators - Rip Zoom

Matt Wheeler 03/23/2024

The Florida Gators used this play to get an open look at a 3-point shot and help them get back in their NCAA tournament game against Colorado. 1's defender has to fight through multiple screens to stay with his man and since x5 was back in the paint and not able to help,1 was able to get the open shot. Video clip below. See More

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