Greg McDermott Creighton Bluejays Box Set Plays by Wes Kosel
Attached are two box set plays from Coach Greg McDermott. McDermott led the Creighton Bluejays to another great season winning 27 games and finishing 2nd in the Big East conference. The Bluejays were especially effective on offense this year, finishing the season 4th in field goal percentage (49%) and 2nd in assists per game (17.7). In addition, Creighton made more 3-point field goals than another other team in the country. McDermott began his coaching career at Wayne State in Nebraska. From there he coached at North Dakota State, Northern Iowa (his alma mater), and Iowa State. Since taking over for the Bluejays, he was won 107 games in 4 years.
Greg McDermott Creighton Bluejays Box Set Plays: Box 1
In play 1, 2 and 5 start at the elbows, and 3 and 4 start at the blocks. Put your best shooter in the 2 position and your best screeners at the 4 and 5 spots. The play starts with 2 screening down for 3 who cuts to the wing. After setting the screen for 3, 2 cuts through a screen from 4 and 5. As 2 passes the screen, 4 and 5 step together to close the gap and screen 2’s defender following the cut. 1 passes to 2 for a shot on the wing.
Greg McDermott Creighton Bluejays Box Set Plays: Box 2
In play 2, 3 steps into the lane as 4 moves down to set a staggered screen for 2. 2 cuts to the corner looking for a shot. Once 2 clears, 5 sets a screen for 3. 1 passes to 3 on the wing then cuts through to the corner. 5 steps up as if flashing to the elbow, but instead screens for 4. 4 (McDermott) reads his defender and either cuts to the elbow or the opposite block.