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Douglas Leichner

Qualifications: Twenty-four productive years of coaching experience at the professional, national team, Division I, Division II, junior college and high school levels. I possess head coaching experience, demonstrated ability in recruiting student-athletes, loyalty, leadership qualities, discipline and self-motivation to succeed.

Education: Western Connecticut State University – Danbury, CT

Master of Arts

Major: History – 1995

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain, CT

Bachelor of Science – Secondary Education Major: Social Science – 1992

Coaching Experience:

2017 – 2018 Guangzhou Long Lions (CBA) – Guangzhou, China Assistant Basketball Coach

  • First playoff berth (#9 seed) in franchise history

  • Most wins (21) in franchise history

  • Led development of post players

  • Lead coach with import players serving to bridge communication with head coach

  • Assisted the implementation of offensive and defensive tactics

  • Assessed and evaluated opponents

2016– 2017 Orlando Waves (ABA) – Orlando, FL

Head Basketball Coach

  • Ranked #1 in ABA

  • Responsible for planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of professional basketball players

  • Plan coaching and practice sessions

  • Responsible for hiring and supervising staff

  • Recruit talented professional players to compete for championships

  • Coach team members individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques

  • Scheduling and scouting of opponents

  • Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments

    • Oversee the strength and conditioning program

    • Promote team through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing

2015 Present Leichner Basketball Academy – (LBA) Orlando, FL Owner

Conducts individual and small group basketball training sessions for elite athlete

  • Workouts focus on a variety of areas such as offensive and defensive techniques

Great Britain U20 National Team

2013-2015 Head Basketball Coach

  • Second highest finish ever of any GB team regardless of age or gender in Division A European Championships

  • Wins over Latvia, Slovenia and host country Greece

  • Unprecedented promotion to U20 Division A European Championships

  • Unprecedented U20B European Championship Finalists

  • Unprecedented preparation phase (9-0)

  • Unprecedented first place in pool play

  • Best record in GB U20 history (16-1 overall) (7-1 European Championships)

  • Led tournament in several categories including: scoring 83 ppg, 3pt FG 36.4%,

3pt FGM 9.9pg, Free Throw Made 14.6pg, Free Throw 72.7%, fewest TO’s 12.1pg

  • Held opponents to Defensive FG 39.9% and 3pt Defensive FG 24.4%

  • Led the organizational, technical, tactical, physical, and emotional development of players

Iona College – New Rochelle, NY

2014-2015 Assistant Basketball Coach

  • MAAC Regular Season Champions (26-9, 17-3)

  • NIT Participant

  • Recruiter of high school, junior college and international student-athletes

  • Designed and implemented post player development – David Laury MAAC POY – Assessed and evaluated opponents

  • Implemented a highly successful defensive system

University of Maine – Orono, ME

2009-2014 Associate Head Basketball Coach

  • Second most regular season wins in program history – (19) – 2010

  • Fourth most overall wins in program history – (19) – 2010

  • Best conference winning percentage in ten seasons (69%) – 2010

  • Third seed for AE Championships highest seed in ten seasons – 2010

  • Tied for second best one season turnaround for wins (9 to 19) – 2010

  • Designed and implemented a highly successful defensive system

  • Ranked 19th in the nation for Field Goal Percentage Defense – (39%) – 2010

  • Ranked 39th in the nation for Scoring Defense – (62 ppg.) – 2010

  • Led AE Conference in steals – (7 spg.) – 2010

  • Led AE Conference in blocks – (4.0) bpg – 2013 and (4.3 bpg.) – 2012

  • Recruitment Coordinator of prospective student-athletes

  • Signed two Top 50 European Prospects and top rated guard in Canada

  • Signed MVP of German U19 League

  • Designed and implemented post player development

  • Signed and developed 2 of only 3 players in program history to notch 500 rebounds and 100 blocks

  • Five post players have earned AE Conference honors

  • Coordinate game scheduling

  • Defeated five “Guarantee” opponents

  • Provided on-air post game analysis for Black Bear radio network

  • Weekly in-season radio guest for the Downtown with Rich Kimball Show

UCC Demons Basketball Club – Cork, Ireland

2008-2009 Head Basketball Coach

  • Coach of the Year – Ireland 2008-09

  • Coach of the Year – Basketball Ireland 2008-09

  • Coach of the Year – Streetball Ireland 2008-09

  • SuperLeague Champions – 2008-09

  • National Cup Champions – 2009

  • SuperLeague Southern Conference Champions 2008-09

  • Led SuperLeague in scoring – (94 ppg.)

  • Led SuperLeague in defensive field goal percentage – (41%)

  • Largest point differential in SuperLeague – (21 ppg.)

  • Best record in club history – (22-1-1)

  • Highest winning percentage in club history – (92%)

  • Longest unbeaten streak in club history – (19) – Undefeated at home – (10)

  • Oversight of a comprehensive basketball program for multiple age groups

University of Maine – Orono, ME

2004-2008 Assistant Basketball Coach

  • Recruiter of high school, junior college and international student-athletes

  • Assessed and evaluated opponents

  • Assisted in game management and practice plan preparation

  • Assisted in development of post and perimeter players

  • Directed individual skill instruction for the players

  • Coordinated team travel and film exchange program

Related Coaching Experience:

  • Published in Five-Star Basketball Coaches’ Playbook

  • Clinic Speaker – New England Coaches, Florida Coaches, College of Holy Cross

  • Camps – Five-Star and Adidas ABC European All-Star Camps

Douglas Leichner Biography

Douglas Leichner has been a successful head coach for eleven seasons with a proven track record at six different levels of basketball, while guiding six programs from hardship to prosperity. He has garnered “Coach of the Year” accolades on ten occasions and has won six championships. Leichner’s record the last five seasons, as a head coach, is (55-19-1) .743 winning percentage with an overall record of (170-101-1) .625 winning percentage.

In October 2017, Leichner was an October addition to the Guangzhou Long Lions franchise, a member of the CBA located in Guangzhou, China. He quickly adapted and integrated himself into the program and spearheaded the change in the team’s culture, which ultimately lead to the Long Lions playoff debut and winningest season in franchise history. Among Leichner’s many responsibilities, he played a pivotal role in both the offensive and defensive schemes throughout the season. As a trusted assistant, one of the major duties was to manage the import players on and off the court.

In September 2016, Leichner was appointed head coach for the Orlando Waves professional team in their inaugural season in the historic ABA league. The Waves have taken the ABA by surprise and were ranked #1 in the nation. Leichner’s high octane offense is a fan’s favorite as the Waves are leaders in many offensive statistical categories.

In October 2015, Leichner founded Leichner Basketball Academy (LBA) based in Orlando, FL. He conducts individual and small group basketball training sessions for elite athletes looking to get to the next level. Leichner has been fortunate to work with NBA, Euroleague, international, collegiate and high school level players. All programs are customized to address the areas needed for improvement. Workouts focus on a variety of areas such as offensive and defensive basketball techniques, shooting fundamentals, dribbling skills and agility drills.

In July 2014, Leichner joined perennial mid-major power Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Leichner’s duties include recruiting, scheduling, defense, post player development, and academic mentoring. The Gaels finished with a record of

(26-9, 17-3), won the MAAC Regular Season Championship and participated in the NIT. Known for “Postology” techniques and instruction, this season was no different as center David Laury was named MAAC Player of the Year.

In April 2013, Leichner was named Great Britain U20 National Team Head Coach. This prestigious appointment solidifies him as a key figure in the global basketball market. Leichner made an immediate impact as he led Great Britain

to an unprecedented championship appearance and an unprecedented promotion to U20 Division A European Championships. The team was 16-1 under his tenure including an undefeated preparation phase (9-0). GB went undefeated in pool play including a victory over the eventual champion Poland. Leichner designed an exciting up- tempo style of play that paid immediate dividends as GB led the tournament in several categories including: scoring 83 ppg, 3pt

FG 36.4%, 3pt FGM 9.9pg, Free Throw Made 14.6pg, Free Throw 72.7% and fewest TO’s 12.1pg. At the 2014 U20A European Championships, the team exceeded expectations with wins over Latvia, Slovenia and host country Greece achieving the 2nd highest finish ever of any GB team regardless of age or gender in Division A.

In 2012-2013 season, Leichner completed his fourth season as Associate Head Basketball Coach for the University of Maine Black Bears. He has made an impact as the defensive architect behind Maine’s success. Under Leichner’s direction, the Black Bears have become perennially ranked in many defensive categories and known for their aggressive and innovative defensive schemes. The Black Bears led the America East Conference in blocks (4.0 per game) for the second time in three seasons. In addition, Maine’s 2009-2010 team had the second most regular season wins in program history (19) as well as the fourth-most overall wins in the program’s history. The Black Bears also

ranked among the nation’s leaders in field goal percentage defense (19th), scoring defense (39th) and fewest personal fouls per game (16th). A vast improvement from the previous season where the Black Bears were last in the league in scoring defense and second to last in defensive field goal percentage. Leichner has produced four America East All- Defensive Team selections in his past six seasons at Maine.

A tireless recruiter, Leichner successfully signed Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) and Noam Laish (Israel) the 32nd ranked and 47th ranked prospects in Europe respectively, Till Gloger the MVP of the German U19 League as well as Justin Edwards the #8 ranked player in Canada. Justin Edwards was an impact player as he earned America East All-Rookie Team. In 2012-2013, Justin Edwards led the America East in scoring (16.7ppg) and steals (1.9spg) en route to being named AllAmerica East Second Team.

Mike Allison and Alasdair Fraser joined former NBA player Jeff Cross as the only players in program history to notch

500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career. Alasdair Fraser was named to All-America East Second Team and Mike Allison was named to America East All-Defensive Team. Under Leichner’s direction, five players have garnered All Conference honors, including Troy Barnies who was a first team selection in 2010-2011.

Leichner’s extensive duties with the Black Bears include recruitment coordinator, game scheduling, scouting of opponents, equipment ordering and purchasing, fundraising activities, practice organization, on-floor coaching as well as academic monitoring, advising and mentoring.

The 2008-2009 season proved to be an unprecedented campaign as head coach of the professional club, UCC Demons in Cork, Ireland. The Demons finished 22-1-1 and captured the elusive “Treble” for the first time in Irish basketball history. They were the SuperLeague Southern Conference Champions, the 2009 Irish National Cup Champions as well as the SuperLeague Champions.

As a result of his team’s success, Leichner was named “SuperLeague Coach of the Year 2008-09”, “ Ireland Coach of the Year 2008-09” and “Streetball Ireland Coach of the Year 2008-09

Leichner has coached numerous players in his career who have played in either the NBA or in Europe. With the UCC Demons, Leichner recruited and developed two major impact players to the SuperLeague: Jerrah Young was named “Import Player of the Year” and Colin O’Reilly was named “SuperLeague MVP”. Leichner’s responsibilities did not end with coaching.

He was also responsible for development of the club’s feeder programs and overseeing all the coaches within the club. Leichner also organized clinics, marketed the organization, and was director of the Demons basketball camps.

Leichner came to the UCC Demons after spending four seasons as an assistant at the University of Maine, a NCAA Division I program in the USA. He was the lead international recruiter and assisted in developing many of the Black Bears offensive and defensive schemes.

Leichner came to Maine after spending seven seasons as a high school head coach in Florida. He had stops at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Merritt Island High School and Episcopal H.S. in Jacksonville.

In 1992, Leichner began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College in Waterbury, Conn. The team advanced to the NCAA Junior College Division II national tournament

advancing to the Elite Eight. He also served as an assistant coach during the 1996-97 season at NCAA Division II Stonehill.

A 1992 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Leichner was a four-year letterman, three-year starter and served as captain as a senior. He returned to his alma mater as an administrative assistant for the 1993-94 season and was promoted to assistant coach where he served through the 1995-96 season.

He has worked at the Five-Star Basketball Camp and adidas ABC All-Star Camp in Europe. He has been published in the Five-Star Basketball Coaches Playbook. Leichner has coached at numerous additional camps. He has coached a touring team that competed in China and a high school all-star team that played in Spain.

Leichner received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1992 and his master’s in history from Western Connecticut State University in 1995.

An avid traveler, Leichner is conversational in German and Spanish as well as an active member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in addition to having a certified FIBA coaching license.

Douglas Leichner Head Coaching Record

62-21-1 .738 (Last 5 Seasons)

(177-103-1) .629 Overall Winning Percentage

Orlando Waves

2016-2017 (12-2)

Ranked #1 in ABA

Great Britain U20 National Team

July 2015 (6-8)

Preparation Phase (3-2)

U20A European Championships (3-6) Wins over Croatia, Russia and Bulgaria

July 2014 (6-9)

Preparation Phase (3-3)

U20A European Championships (3-6)

2nd highest finish ever of any GB team regardless of age or gender in Division A European Championships Wins over Latvia, Slovenia and host country Greece

July 2013 (16-1)

U20B European Championships (7-1)

Unprecedented GB undefeated preparation phase (9-0) Unprecedented GB 1st position in pool play Unprecedented GB promotion to Division A Unprecedented GB Championship finalists

UCC Demons

2008-09 (22-1-1)

Coach of the Year – Ireland Coach of the Year – SuperLeague

Coach of the Year – Streetball Ireland Irish 2009 National Cup Champions SuperLeague Champions

SuperLeague Regular Season Southern Conference Champions SuperLeague MVP – Basketball Ireland – Colin O’Reilly Player of the Year – Ireland – Colin O’Reilly

Domestic Player of the Year – Ireland – Colin O’Reilly Import Player of the Year – Basketball Ireland– Jerrah Young

Import Player of the Year – Ireland – Jerrah Young Ireland Athlete of the Month – Colin O’Reilly (Dec. 08) SuperLeague Player of the Month – Colin O’Reilly (Jan. 09)

Osceola Kowboys

2003-04 (15-10) Coach of the Year / Orange Belt Conference Champions 2002-03 (23-6) Coach of the Year / Orange Belt Conference Champions 2001-02 (19-11) District Finalist

2000-01 (4-22)

Merritt Island Mustangs

1999-2000 (18-12) District Finalist

Episcopal Eagles

1998-99 (15-13) District Champions – Sweet Sixteen Appearance

1997-98 (21-8) Coach of the Year / District Finalist

Douglas Leichner

Game Highlights and Interviews

Guangzhou Long Lions Highlights:

Article regarding my positive impact with club.

Orlando Waves Highlights:

Video clip of us beating defending ABA champions.

Great Britain vs. Latvia U20 European Championship Highlights:

The video clip gives valuable insight into high level basketball with both rosters having professional basketball players.

Post Game Interview at U20 European Championships:

Great Britain vs. Hungary

Post Game Interview at U20 European Championship

Great Britain vs. Slovak Republic

Interview Regarding Preparation for European Championships

FIBA Card Link:

Great Britain U20 National Team Vision: Develop players to participate on the Men’s National Team

Goal: U20A European Championship

Theme: “Two Feet In!”

Foundation: Defend, Rebound and limit Turnovers

Thought of the Day: Inspirational Quote

Emphasis for Practice: – Rebounding, limit turnovers, execution etc.

It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” John Wooden


  • Start/End practice we will meet with everyone inside jump circle.

  • Two Feet In” Commitment, focused, maximum effort

  • Once team finalized emphasize playing for country, our togetherness, sacrifice for team, unity and family. “Two Feet In!”

  • Commit to the Process details, journey, one step at a time.

  • We not Me” Give a piece of yourself for the good of the team.

  • Players must be accountable to the team and coaches.

  • Players must be unconditionally bought in regardless of role, playing time etc.

  • Hard work must be engaged, not avoided.

  • Discipline must be a pervasive trait among the players, coaches and staff.

  • Communication fosters relationships and team unity while minimizing drama.

Know your role: Do your job!



  1. Points Per Possession: .95

  2. Def FG 40%

  3. 3pt FG 30%

  4. Win the Hustle Plays A. 50/50 Balls B. Floor Burns C. Charges

  5. Less than 15 FTA

  6. 6 Knockouts per game

  1. 35 deflections (8 steals per game)

Turnover Differential PTS/ (2* (FGA=.044xFTA)) Rebounding % – Off % and Def %

Make more FT then opponent attempts

    1. Disrupt comfort zone – make opponent take shots not within offense

    2. Allow only 1 shot per possession – Must box out and rebound!

    3. Contest all Shots!

    4. Knockouts – 3 stops in a row – Goal 6 per game.

No 3’s

No Layups No 2nd shots

Force contested 2’s

Good shots and offensive balance help transition defense 1st 3 steps in transition will dictate your success

Stop ball! Steer to a side to establish defensive principles 1st Big Back protect rim

Multiple efforts

No fair fights – play defense 4 on 3, 5 on 3 etc.

Talk to the ball – Using terminology “You’re by yourself” Ex. Push, Shaq, Green, Red No corner 3’s

No catch and shoot – High Hands

ID Closeout – Driver/Shooter – Know personnel! Deny feet to arc then crawl into man on catch Top shoulder – no middle…Force to short corner

No direct drives Load to ball

Keep it on a side – Deny reversals On baseline drive, we’ll trap outside paint Individual Defensive accountability

Switch aggressively. Switch all ballscreens less than :8 seconds Build a wall

Drive we drop

Bluff and stay from ball side, help from help side

Low Post – Bigs ¾ deny high side. Guards – Dead front

Ball Screen Base Coverage: outer 1/3: Push Middle 1/3: Shaq – Force weak hand “Blue” Foul



      1. Points Per Possession: 1.05 2. FG 48%

  1. 3pt FG 36%

  2. 25 FTA

Share the ball! Exploit Mismatches

Sprint the lane! 3 to the glass – 2 players sprint back!

No contested shots Offensive Rebounding – must get to paint “Inside and Opposite”

Attack closeouts +10 2nd shots Must get paint catches – collapse defense

Understand what is a bad, good and great shot Know time and score situation

Play Sheet

Drag Drag Blast Double Drag Thru
Drag Get

Drag Push

Drag Blast Twist Double Drag Wheel Thru Scissors

Shot Clock: Spread, Spread 2, Spread 3

Man Series:


Pacer Florida Floppy
Horns Scissors / Twist (Lob) Pacer Punch Floppy L
Horns Wheel / Twist (Post 5) Pacer Hornets / Twist (2 for 3)
Princeton 23

Motion 43

Princeton 45

Motion 5

Princeton Scissors

Cutters Shell

Boston Louisville

Quick Hitters: Stack, Exchange, Fade, Bounce (lob)


Box 1/Squeeze – Post 3, 2 for 3
Box 2 – Wheel action Twist – Stagger 3 and lob 4 Box 3 – Scissor action

Box 4 – Stagger for 1

Box 5 – 1 and 5 HO Twist- Lob for 5 and 4 Low Clock Lobs: Box 5 Twist, Box 2 Twist BLOB Need 3: Magic

Dead Corner: Corner – line w/ scissor action



Zipper and Zipper Get – 2Man game between 2 and 4 Floppy, Motion, Wheel

SLOB Need 3: Zipper Twist, Diamond

FC Need 2/3: Valpo

Delay: Ice

Free Throw Need 2/3: Thunder

Press Offense: Defense:
North 5”
Ladder – FC Secure 51” Jump PG from ball side
Triangle – ¾ CT Secure 5 Slam” (Big to Big on catch)
Georgetown – ¾ CT Secure 5” Slam #” Guard double post
5 Fire” Closest Per. doubles Per.
Need 3: 13” 1-3-1
Drag Get Horns Wheel 13 Hot” – Trap
Drag Blast Pacer Florida 55” – FC Man on Ball
Drag Blast Twist Pacer Hornets Twist 55 Off” FC face guard w/ Center fi
Double Drag Wheel Princeton Scissors
Thru Scissors Motion 43 Pick and Roll Coverages:
Spread Get 2 Motion 5 Push” screen Force baseline reject
Shaq” flat hedge
Get PG Ball: Switch”
Drag Series (Blast) Thru Scissors Floppy / Floppy L Motion 43/ 5 “Hold” Blitz” Trap

Pacer Florida Pacer Hornets

Get 2 and 3 Ball:

Motion Scissors Princeton Scissors Foul: “Red”
Drag Get Horn Scissors Motion 5
Drag Blast Pacer Florida Floppy / L

Drag Blast Twist Pacer Hornets Twist Double Drag Wheel Princeton Scissors Spread 2/3 Motion 43

Post looks: Horns Wheel, Pacer Florida, Pacer Hornets, Pacer Punch, Princeton 23, Princeton 45, Motion 43, Motion 5

Get Bigs Ball:

Drag Spread Pacer Hornets
Drag Push Horns Pacer Punch
Double Drag Horns Scissors /Twist Floppy / L
Thru Horns Wheel / Twist Princeton 23 /45
Thru Scissors Pacer Florida Princeton Scissors

GB U20 2/7 – Practice Plan

Quote: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” John Wooden

Emphasis of Practice: Mastery of the plays!

0:00-0:06 Fundamental Stations 2 minutes each

    1. Form Shooting – BEEF, 1 hand – follow thru – details! Coach Broadmore

    2. Dribbling – 2 balls – Coach Vear

    3. Passing – Partner Passing – 2 balls Coach Leichner

0:06-0:10 “32” Shooting Drill -3 men two balls

Shoot and follow, say name and pass to open man, then spot up – shot ready!

1 minute of each: inside arc, 1 dribble pull up, catch and shoot 3’s, mix of all 3 0:10-0:15 Stretching – Andrew S&C

0:15-0:19 “Spain” L/R layups 4:00 on clock Goal 72 – Penalty – run!

0:19-0:29 Review Transition

  1. Boston – Random ball screens by Bigs

  2. Drag A. Drag B. Drag Get C. Drag “L” D. Drag Blast

  3. Double A. Double B. Double Wheel

  4. Thru A. Thru B. Thru Scissors

0:29-0:32 Water –Free Throws – Same Routine! Bend knees follow thru finish toes! 0:32-0:45 “13” 1-3-1 Defense vs. Shell or Runner

3 Keys:

  1. Ball always “Funneled” toward Center “5 must always “Plug” the funnel.

  2. Defenders must “melt down” when ball or offensive player drives into scoring areas. “Bluff” and “Dig” at drbbler recovering to players.

  3. No direct passes allowed! Wings and centers must stay in line w/ the ball and everyone must use “Hands and feet” to force lob or long bounce passes so defenders can recover on air-time.

0:45-:055 BLOB/SLOB

BLOB A. Box 1 B. Box 2 C. Box 3 D. Box 4 E. Box 5

Zone A. Line B. Louisville

SLOB A. Georgetown B. Zipper C. Zipper Get D. Zipper Wheel

0:55-0:58 Water –Free Throws – Same Routine! Bend knees follow thru finish toes! 0:58-1:06 Shell 4 on 0 Skeleton

Ball, Deny, Help” “Multiple Efforts”

Bluff and Stay from ball side, Help from help side Sprint to help/No face cuts/

Challenge Shots/Gang Rebound

  1. Triangle – Scramble – No debate! 3. Drive Baseline – “Drive we Drop”

  2. Direct Drive 4. 5 Slam

1:06-1:15 Press Offense Intro “Valpo”

    1. Spurs” A1. “Spurs Homerun” B.“North” C. “Clear”

1:15-1:18 Water –Free Throws – Same Routine! Bend knees follow thru finish toes! 1:18-1:30 Review Half Court 1 Group – Coach Leichner

Sets: Horns A. Horns B. Horns Scissors C. Horns Wheel

Pacer A. Pacer Florida B. Pacer Hornets

Floppy A. Floppy B. Floppy L Motion A. Motion B. Motion 5

White: DVO Joe Raphell Ro Zak Nick (Sub @ 1 and 2) Blue Lewis Jordan John Grant Joe L Matt

Great Britain U20 National Team Roles


  • Extension of the head coach on the court synergy

  • Defend position

  • Consummate playmaker Scorer and involve others


  • Rebound

  • Finish at the rim

  • Defend ball screen and anchor defense


  • Go to” offensive threat willing to take and make big shots – Leader of the program!

  • Defend position


  • Defend the 4 and 5 positions low post defense – Rebound!

  • Make the open shot and finish thru contact


    • Energy Giver!

    • Defensive stopper

    • Score out of offense Hit open shot and attack basket


  • Go to” 3pt shooter

  • Offensive and Defensive rebounding – Defend positions 2 thru 4


    • Knock down 3pt shooter

    • Good defense – guard multiple positions

    • Spark the team via communication Energy Giver!


    • Rebound! Offensive glass at a high level

    • Ability to guard multiple positions continue to take charges!

    • Must be able to stretch the defense w/ your versatility


    • Spark off the bench offense and defense!

    • Be a leader

    • Playmaker push ball, run offense and create


    • Defensive stopper assigned best perimeter player

    • Spark off the bench change the rhythm offensively and defensively Be aggressive, keep tempo high


    • Leading rebounder and finish in P&R Mastery of offensive and defensive concepts Energy Giver!


    • Go to” low post threat

    • Rebound and screen like a center

    • Anchor our defense via communication




Things done well

  • Devon was dynamic in transition and was tremendous in the Pick & Roll. His ability to split defenders and read the situation is at a very high level.

  • He was always attacking the rim as evident by leading the tournament in drawn fouls, FTA, FTM and scoring.

  • Devon is a high level passer with great vision as he ranked 3rd in assists.

  • Free Throw Shooting – Devon struggled early during the preparation phase and diligently worked on his shooting before, during and after practice. He was rewarded with his hard work finishing 3rd FT.

Things to work on

  • Shooting – Devon needs to develop a consistent 3pt shot as he shot 27% from beyond the arc. With a jumper, Devon would be virtually unguardable in the Pick & Roll.

  • Passing – It seems contradictory to have this as both strength and weakness but I believe it’s accurate. Devon can improve with his understanding of the limitations of the intended receiver. A pass that is caught is the best pass of all. Unfortunately, he led the tournament in turnovers.


Things done well

  • Devon has a great understanding of where the potential “Run Thru” opportunities are in an opponent’s offence. He made some crucial steals using his intelligence and athletic ability.

  • Devon was tremendous for us on the defensive glass. He ranked 9th for defensive rebounds and had 2 “Double Doubles”. Without his focus in this area we would have struggled due to our lack of height.

Things to work on

  • Guarding the PG position. I am not sure if it’s a lack of respect for his opponent, but Devon had difficulty keeping the PG’s in front of him. A balance between anticipating steal opportunities and solid defense would be the ideal situation.