Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense
Attached in this playbook are 6 plays from Towson Head Coach Pat Skerry. I took these notes from Skerry at the 2014 Final Four Coaching Clinic in Dallas. Skerry noted that he doesn’t like to spend a lot of time on motion due to the amount of time required to perfect it. He included these set plays as a sample of what his team uses. A common movement that Skerry likes to use is the cut to the corner followed immediately by a wing ball-screen. This movement to the corner provides a distraction to the ball handler’s defender and following it with a wing ball-screen puts a lot of stress on all three defenders (the cutter’s defender, ball handler’s defender, and screener’s defender). If the cutter to the corner is a threat from the outside his defender will be hesitant to help on the pick and roll. This action can be seen in 1-4 High #1 (Frame 3) and Horns #1 (Frame 3).
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – 1-4 High #1
The first scoring option if from 5 cutting off of a cross screen from 4 at the elbow. If this isn’t open, the ball is reversed as 4 cuts through to the corner followed by an immediate wing ball-screen from 5.
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – 1-4 High #2
The ball is entered to the wing and 5 rubs off of a double screen from 1 and 4. If the cut isn’t open, the ball is reversed as 2 runs across the baseline for a shot in the corner.
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – Horns #1
The play starts with a pick-and-roll then the ball reverses to a corner cut followed by a wing ball-screen.
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – Horns #2
The point guard dribbles to the wing then cuts off of a staggered ball-screen from 5 and 4. 5 rolls to the basket and 4 pops for a shot.
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – Horns #3
1 dribbles to the wing as 4 steps out and 5 cuts to the low post. If the initial cut isn’t open, 1 can pass to 4 for the hi/lo to 5.
Pat Skerry Towson Tigers Offense – Horns #4
1 uses the screen from 5 as 4 screens down for 2 on the opposite wing. If 2 doesn’t have a shot, 5 follows with a second pick-and-roll.