Bucknell Bison Ball Screen Offense by Hal Gullick

Bucknell Bison Ball Screen Offense by Hal Gullick


The University of Bucknell men’s basketball finished 28-6, 12-2 in the Patriot League and were crowned as regular season champions. During the Patriot League Tournament the Bison opened to beat Navy by 16 points, in the semifinals they defeated Army by a margin of 8 points, and in the championship game they beat Lafayette 64-56. Bucknell received an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they lost to #6 Butler in the second round. Bucknell was ranked 3rd in the country in fewest turnovers, had an Offensive Rating of 107.0 (60th out of 347), and averaged 67 points per game.

A key component to the success Bucknell saw on the court can be attributed to their ball screen motion offense. Here are a few of the most common ball screen offenses with some of their popular actions. This ball screen motion is what Bucknell flowed into after their initial secondary break. This type of ball screen motion offense gives players structure, but also allows them freedom to create and play. Actions from this offense typically are based on how defenders set up and force the defense to make decisions on how to guard the offense.

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Hal Gullick is currently the Boys’ Varsity Assistant Coach at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City, OK. Prior to McGuinness, he was the Lead Varsity Assistant/Junior Varsity Head Basketball Coach at Norman High School for two years. Coach Gullick also served as the lead Varsity Assistant/Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Bishop McGuinness for three seasons.

Coach Gullick started his coaching career at the MAYB, AAU, and Junior High ranks in Arkansas, where he served as head boys’ basketball coach for multiple summer teams and programs. Gullick has coached at various basketball camps and clinics throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. He serves as a lead coach for the Kevin Durant Basketball ProCamps, and is also a USA Basketball licensed coach. Coach Gullick is a former student-athlete from the state of Arkansas where he also played high school basketball. While playing in Arkansas, he earned All-District, All-Regional, and Arkansas All-State honors. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on and off the court as a former player and as a coach.

Coach Gullick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned a B.S. in Education, and is currently attending the University of Oklahoma pursuing a M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration


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