Coach Cody Toppert, a former Memphis assistant coach and current assistant at LSU, explains the value of running wide in transition and how it helps create early open looks in a 5 out offense.
In the clip below Coach Toppert does a great job illustrating his concepts using game footage.
Here is a quick breakdown of what he discusses in the clip.
- Find the nearest sideline
- Run wide and keep vision of the ball
- Running wide creates opportunities for the trigger man in the middle third of the floor and creates opportunities to stretch the defense and find early shots.
- Value the Corners – race to the corner and be shot ready
- Put pressure on the rim and fill spots behind the 3-pt line
He also discusses that data shows that the 3pt % drops later in the possession. Players make a higher % of threes when they take them early in the possession.
This clip was taken from Coach Toppert’s complete course. For more information about that course click the following link: 5 Out Systems and Actions
For those interested Coach Toppert is a highly regarded player development coach and he has also put together a training course on that topic: Complete Player Development Masterclass – Turn Your Players Into Pro`s