Brian Wardle Green Bay Phoenix Pick & Roll Actions by Wes Kosel
Here are 4 pick & roll actions from former Green Bay Phoenix Head Coach Brian Wardle. In 5 years, Wardle led the Phoenix to a 95-65 record, improving from 14 wins his first year to 24 in the last. Before becoming the head coach at Green Bay, Wardle was an assistant for the program and also spent time as an assistant at Marquette. Wardle has led the Phoenix on quite a turnaround from going 14-18 his first year to a 24-7 record this past season. Wardle is also stacking up on awards winning the Horizon League Coach of the Year and the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Awards in 2014. This past off-season, Wardle took the head coaching job at Bradley University.
Brian Wardle Green Bay Phoenix Pick & Roll Actions – 3 Guard Wing PNR
1 passes the ball to 2 on the wing then cuts through to the corner. 5 sprints into a wing ball-screen behind 1’s cut. 2 drives middle as 5 rolls and 4 replaces 5.
Brian Wardle Green Bay Phoenix Pick & Roll Actions – 3 Guard Hand-Off Wing PNR
1 dribbles towards 2 and gives him the ball on a dribble hand-off. 5 sprints to the wing to set a ball-screen for 2. Just as in the first play, 2 drives as 5 rolls and 4 replaces 5.
Brian Wardle Green Bay Phoenix Pick & Roll Actions – 3 Guard Hand-Off Flare
1 gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off but 5 stays on the opposite side of the floor instead of setting the ball-screen. As 2 drives middle, 5 sets a screen for 3 who flares to the opposite wing. 2 looks to hit 3 for a shot.
Brian Wardle Green Bay Phoenix Pick & Roll Actions – 3 Guard Dribble 2 Thru
1 dribbles towards 2 sending to across the lane to set a screen for 5. If 5 isn’t open on the cut, he sets a ball-screen for 1. 1 drives middle as 5 rolls and 4 replaces. 1 can also look to pass to either 2 or 3 on the perimeter.