Starting Five – USA vs. Spain

Starting Five – USA vs. Spain 2012 Olympics

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By: Wes Kosel HoopDirt.com Contributor

As we approach the 2016 Olympics, let’s look back at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Team USA won the gold medal with a record of 8-0 and a win over Spain the Gold Medal Game. Spain finished with the silver medal and a 5-3 overall record. Russia finished with the bronze medal and a 6-2 record. Team USA will be looking to repeat as the champion and Spain will be looking for revenge in Rio.

 


Spain – Post to Step Up

Marc Gasol moves out from the post to set a Knicks (Step-Up) ball screen. The ballhandler can dribble into the empty space towards the baseline.

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Spain – BLOB Point Flip Dive

The point guard runs around 4 and screens for him. Once 4 has the ball, 5 dives into the lane for a post pass.

SpainBlob

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USA – Zone Empty Rub

The post player starts in the high post but empties out as the point guard drives in setting a rub action type screen.

USAEmpty

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USA – Zone Wing Drive

Kevin loves screens the edge of the zone allowing the ballhandler to drive in. X3 has to choose whether to guard the ball or the corner shot.

USAWing

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USA – Zone Overload Drag

A drag screen is set in transition against the zone.

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