Spain Man to Man Offense

Spain Man to Man Offense by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are three man to man plays from the Spain National Team. Spain won the 2015 EuroBasket Championship with a  80-63 victory over Lithuania. The game was played in front of over 27,000 fans in France and gave Spain their third European trophy in the last four championships. Pau Gasol led Spain with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez were the only other players for Spain in double figures, scoring 12 and 11 points respectively. With the second place finish, Lithuania earned a birth into the 2016 Olympics along with Spain. France won third place in the tournament beating Serbia 81-68. France, Serbia, Greece, Italy, and Czech Republic all will participate in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to determine who will join Spain and Lithuania in Brazil for the Olympics.

Spain Man to Man Offense – Wing Rub

1 dribbles to the left as 3 cuts off of a staggered screen from 5 and 4. 1 passes to 3 as he approaches the top of the key. 3’s momentum takes him right, but 3 turns left to dribble off of a ball-screen from 5 at the top of the key. At the same time, 2 sneaks in behind the defense to set a ball-screen for 4. 3 looks to score or pass to 4 at the rim.

Spain Man to Man Offense – Corner in PTP

3 sprints across the floor to set a screen for 5. 5 cuts to the block as 4 sets a down-screen for 3. 1 looks to pass inside to 5 or to 3 for a shot.

Spain Man to Man Offense – Double Cross

1 dribbles off of a drag-screen from 4 on the left wing. At the same time, 3 sprints into the lane and screens for 5. If 5 isn’t open, 1 looks to pass to 3 cutting off of a down-screen from 4 on the left side of the floor.

Spain vs. Lithuania Final Game Highlights


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