USC Basketball

Wednesday Notes & Observations: Trojan #Basketballschool Edition!

October 2, 2019

**Arrived at Galen with Scott at 2:15 and the guys were already warming up.  

**Before they break into drills, Coach Enfield(CAE) huddles the team together for a few minutes...this was right after a quick talk with guard Talin Lewis who leaves practice before things get going.

**CAE is running the practice today and they guys start running their motion offense...Coach wants a minimum of FOUR passes before the shot goes up!  Not quite the fiery Coach Norman Dale style from Hoosiers, however, it brought back the memory of the movie scene.

**Isaiah Mobely reminds me of a longer Tayshaun Prince who played at Kentucky and professionally for the Pistons.

**Charles O’Bannon needs to work on getting the offense down.  It’s obvious the staff wants to rely on him because of his potential.

**Rakocevic still needs to work on his hands...big guys don’t like to handle bounce passes as it is, however, there are times it’s going to be required on entry passes down low.

**I like the duo of Elijah Weaver and Ethan Anderson in the same backcourt...with Weaver off the ball.

**CAE with the attention to detail instructing Daniel Utomi on how to set up the defender on the drive.

**ALERT Attention to detail ALERT. On offense spacing is pointed out and positioning of your pivot foot.

**Jonah Matthews and Quentin Adlesh on the court together will put a lot of stress of the opposition perimeter defense.  He shoots he scores!!

**Adlesh is a pure shooter with a quick release

**Weaver is directing his teammates from the base line where to go on offense...natural leader!

**When Utomi sets a screen the opponent will feel it...he is well put together.

**OBSERVATION ALERT #2...Coach jason Hart is teaching Weaver about the timing of picking up his dribble too soon.  Keep the dribble alive until the cutters set up and beat their guy.  This type of attention to detail is what separates the good point guards from the great point guards

**Mobley and Max Agbonkpolo are both lean, especially Max... the weightroom and training table will be their friend!

**CAE asks for the pace to be picked up on the offensive sets.

**Mobley has a sweet stroke from the outside.

**Some nice pro sets being installed which should maximize the athleticism of the squad.

**Working on some inbound plays from the base line.

**3:00 and they starting to get into the 5 on 5 stuff so we leave.

**Tomorrow the team will have an intra-squad scrimmage...we’ll offer what we can.

**Before we left CAE came over and said asked our names again...repeated them for his own benefit in the future.

**We can start interviewing guys after practice starting next week per CAE.

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