Derrick Clark Metro State Lob Plays by Wes Kosel
Attached are 3 lob plays from Metro State head coach Derrick Clark. Coach Clark is in his 6th season as head coach for the Roadrunners. In five years, he has compiled a 137-26 record. Clark played at Cal Lutheran under Coach Mike Dunlap. After that, he played overseas in Australia from 1995-1997. He got his first coaching job as an assistant at Metro State. He spent 8 seasons at Metro before spending 2 seasons at Air Force and 3 seasons at Colorado as an assistant. In 2010, he took over as head coach for Metro State. In 2013, the Roadrunners lost to Drury in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. The next season, Metro State was undefeated in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and made it to the Division II Final Four again losing to an eventual champion, Central Missouri. He has won a remarkable 84% of all games and 86% of conference games.
Derrick Clark Metro State – Denver Basketball Lob Plays – 1-4 High Lob
1 dribbles to the right wing pushing 2 down towards the block to loop around a screen from 5. Once 2 clears, 5 cuts to the corner off of a screen from 3. 4 steps out to the perimeter. The ball is swung from 1 to 5 in the corner. 3 sets a back-screen for 4 who cuts to the rim for a lob.
Derrick Clark Metro State – Denver Basketball Lob Plays – 1-4 High Lob 2
1 passes to 3 then moves down with 4 to set a staggered screen for 2. 3 passes to 2 then gets a back-screen from 5 for a lob. If the lob isn’t there, 2 looks to pass to 1 on the wing who then looks inside to 4 posting up.
Derrick Clark Metro State – Denver Basketball Lob Plays – 1-4 High Lob 3
1 dribbles to the wing pushing 2 inside to loop around 5. 1 passes to 2 as 4 screens for 3. 2 looks to make the pass to 3. If it isn’t open, 2 receives a staggered ball-screen from 5 and 4.