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Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler Basketball Contributor since 07/20/16

About Matt Wheeler

Matt Wheeler has spent the last 10 years coaching in the Orlando, FL area.  For the last 6 seasons he was at Olympia High School where he spent time as assistant boys varsity coach, head girls varsity coach, and head boys varsity coach.  During his tenure there he saw 4 players reach the Division 1 level and 12 players receive basketball scholarships.

Previously, Coach Wheeler was an assistant coach at Montverde Academy under then head coach Kevin Sutton.  While at Montverde Academy he assisted with player development, conditioning programs and created team playbooks and scouting reports. Coach Wheeler's experience also includes winning the 2008 3A Girls Basketball Florida State Championship as an assistant at Bishop Moore Catholic High School.

Coach Wheeler was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He got his coaching start at Cascade College where he was the student assistant for the women’s basketball program while also participating on the men’s JV basketball team. Coach Wheeler resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Kiana. 

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Basketball Play - UC Irvine - Rip Punch

UC Irvine - Rip Punch

Matt Wheeler 03/23/2019

UC Irvine runs this play to get a quick post up for their 4. 3 sets the back screen for 4 then pops out to receive the ball from 1. 2 curls around 5 as a decoy action to occupy the help defenders. When the defense overplayed on 4, the Anteaters were able to get open threes out of this set in their first round NCAA tournament game against Kansas State. See More

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Basketball Play - Kansas State Wildcats - Iverson Flex

Kansas State Wildcats - Iverson Flex

Matt Wheeler 03/23/2019

Kansas State ran this play early in their first round game against UC Irvine to get the ball back to their point guard to make a play. 4 makes the Iverson cut over 3 & 5.. This puts 4 in the corner and sets him up for the next cut to the basket. It also puts the ball in 3's hands so he can make the decision with the ball. Once 3 gets the ball, 4 cuts to the basket off the flex screen from 1. 1 then cuts off the pindowns screen from 5 to receive the pass from 3 for the shot. See More

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Basketball Play - Louisviile Cardinals - Veer Pindown

Louisviile Cardinals - Veer Pindown

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2019

Louisville made a last ditch effort to get back into their game against Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA tournament with this play designed to get an open three-point shot. 5 comes off of the screen from 4 acting like he is going to set a ball screen. 5 then turns and sets a down screen for 3. 1 has the option to take the shot or pass it to 3 for a look at a three. See More

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Basketball Play - Florida State Seminoles - Horns Iverson Lob

Florida State Seminoles - Horns Iverson Lob

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2019

Florida State ran this after timeout play to look for a lob dunk in the first half of their NCAA tournament game against Vermont. The play was designed for 3 to make an Iverson cut over 4 & 5 but he rejected the screen and still caught the ball on the wing. 4 cuts to the corner to take away a help defender on the lob as 2 sets the back screen for 5. #FastModelMadness NCAA Tournament: Viewing Guide by Style of Play See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Golden Gophers - Elbow DHO Punch

Minnesota Golden Gophers - Elbow DHO Punch

Matt Wheeler 03/21/2019

Minnesota used this play to get the ball in deep post position in the first half of their NCAA tournament game against Louisville. 5 flashes to the elbow to receive the pass from 1. 4 then screens for 3 who immediately goes into a handoff with 5. As the ball is reversed to 1, 4 cuts to the basket off a back screen from 2. #FastModelMadness Blog Post: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Golden Gophers - Stack Cross Triple

Minnesota Golden Gophers - Stack Cross Triple

Matt Wheeler 03/21/2019

Minnesota ran this multiple action play in the first half of their NCAA tournament game against Louisville. The initial action has an option for a post up. As the play continues, 2 cuts off a triple screen to get a look at a three-point shot. ð??? post by @_MattWheeler for FMS! ð??? Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise in the #NCAATournament Upsets are going to happen! Take a look at four possible programs, along with their go-to #XsOs.#MarchMadness | #FastModelMadnesshttps://t.co/HwXLHFedYV — FastModel Sports® ð???ð??» (@FastModel) March 20, 2019 See More

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Basketball Play - Buffalo Bulls - Stack PNR DHO

Buffalo Bulls - Stack PNR DHO

Matt Wheeler 03/19/2019

Buffalo runs this play to get MAC conference player of the year CJ Massinburg (3) the ball off of a handoff where he can turn the corner and attack the basket. The play starts with 5 setting a decoy screen for 4 to initiate movement. 1 then dribbles off of the ball screen from 5 to hand the ball off to 2, who is cutting out of the corner. 4 & 5 cut to the right side of the floor to open up the left side for 3 to attack the basket. On the FMS blog: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise See More

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Basketball Play - Murray State Racers - Hook Pindown PNR

Murray State Racers - Hook Pindown PNR

Matt Wheeler 03/19/2019

When Murray State has to run a half-court set it will usually be a ball screen for their point guard Ja Morant. This play combines multiple actions to make the help on the screen late so their point guard can attack and get in the lane. 4 starts the play with a pindown screen for 3. 3 curls around the screen to set down screen for 5. By having 5 use a screen in order to sprint into the ball screen it gives him a head start on his defender and makes it difficult to provide help on 1 coming off the ball screen. On the FMS blog: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise See More

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Basketball Play - Wofford Terriers - PNP Runner

Wofford Terriers - PNP Runner

Matt Wheeler 03/19/2019

Here is one of Wofford's go-to plays to get their leading scorer, Fletcher Magee, open off of screens in order to utilize his quick release. Magee (2) makes a slow cut under the basket to set himself up for a baseline screen. 1 dribbles off of the ball screen from 4 and passes to him up top. Once 4 get the ball, 2 sprints off of the screen from 5 to get open in the corner. 2 catches the pass from 4 and looks to hit a three-point shot. On the FMS blog: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise See More

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Basketball Play - Utah State Aggies - Double Rip Stagger

Utah State Aggies - Double Rip Stagger

Matt Wheeler 03/19/2019

Utah State frequently runs this play to get their leading scorer Sam Merrill (2) the ball coming off a screen, where he can attack the basket or take the open three. The first option looks for their 5 to get the ball at the rim off a double back screen. 2 then receives a stagger screen to get the ball at the top of the key. On the FMS blog: Mid-Major Teams Poised to Make Noise See More

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Basketball Play - Tennessee State Tigers - Spread Rip Lob

Tennessee State Tigers - Spread Rip Lob

Matt Wheeler 02/26/2019

Tennessee State was down 2 late in the second half of their game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and needed a basket to tie the game. They ran this wrinkle out of their spread offense to get a dunk off a lob pass. The play starts with the typical spread offense action of a dribble handoff, ball reversal and 4 cutting to the strong side corner. 1 diverts from his normal cut to the strongside elbow or block areas and sets a back screen for 5. The right side of the floor is cleared so 5 can be wide open for the lob pass from 2. Click for more Spread Offense content! See More

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