Post Play: An Endangered Species?

April 3rd, 2015

This week’s men’s Final Four has many excited because of the potential for a low-post dual between Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns. In a preview of the potential matchup, and the upcoming NBA Draft, Sports Illustrated’s basketball writers wrote about their preferences. Chris Mannix wrote:

True centers are an endangered species and Okafor has 15-year franchise pivot potential.

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There is no mystery in the decline of post play in basketball

May 16th, 2012

The Atlantic had an article about the mystery of the disappearing post player that is filled with excuses and problems, but few answers. If one wants to explain the disappearance of back-to-the-backet post play simply, the answer is a lack of patience. The lack of patience is exhibited in coaches, tall players, and ball handlers. Read the rest of this entry »

Ettore Messina Post Play Clinic

September 2nd, 2009

Real Madrid Head Coach Ettore Messina illustrates basic post play instruction for young players at a clinic in Toronto, Ontario.