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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 - Houston Rockets - Rub Stagger PNR

Houston Rockets - Rub Stagger PNR

Matt Wheeler 10/18/2017

The Houston Rockets opened the 2017-18 season with this play designed to get James Harden (2) a drive to the basket off a staggered ball screen. After passing to 2, 1 followed his pass and abruptly stopped his cut next to x1. By quickly changing the the cut into a ball screen x1 wasn't able to provide help. This allowed 2 to turn the corner knowing that x2 was out of the play and be able to attack x5 going to the basket. See More

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Basketball Play - Boston Celtics - DHO Swing STS

Boston Celtics - DHO Swing STS

Matt Wheeler 10/18/2017

The Boston Celtics opened the 2017-18 season with this play designed to get Kyrie Irving (1) a shot off the screen to screener action. After the dribble handoff, 1 cut to the lane to set up the back screen as the ball was swung to the weak side. x3 provided help on the back screen for 4, forcing x1 to guard the second screen by himself. 1 was able to curl around the screen and the get the open shot. See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Lynx - Zipper Elbow Pin

Minnesota Lynx - Zipper Elbow Pin

Matt Wheeler 09/27/2017

The Minnesota Lynx used this pindown action to get an open shot off a screen for Seimone Augustus early in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals. 1 dribbled to the wing as 2 (Augustus) cut off the zipper screen. Once 2 received the pass from 1, the Lynx went to a Horns/Elbow formation with 5 flashing to the elbow and 1 cutting to the corner. After 2 passes to 4 she cuts to the basket to set up the pindown screen for 5, which gets her an open shot at the free throw line. See More

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Basketball Play - LA Sparks - X Floppy DHO

LA Sparks - X Floppy DHO

Matt Wheeler 09/27/2017

The LA Sparks opened Game 2 of the WNBA Finals with this play to get Chelsea Gray (1) a shot off of a dribble handoff by utilizing the playmaking skills of Candace Parker (5) at the top of the key. 1 & 2 cut off of 5 then 5 receives the pass up top. The Sparks are then in a floppy action with 1 & 3 screening for 2 and 4 setting a screen for 1. 5 finishes off the play with a dribble handoff with 1 to get her a shot. See More

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Basketball Play - LA Sparks - Elbow Quick Punch

LA Sparks - Elbow Quick Punch

Matt Wheeler 09/25/2017

The LA Sparks used this after timeout play to take advantage of the post play skills of Chelsea Gray (1) late in the 2nd quarter of Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals. 1 passed to 5 on the wing and then set the down screen for 2. 1 then sealed her defender in the paint to receive the pass from 5 and make a quick move in the post. See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Lynx - Elbow Handoff High Low

Minnesota Lynx - Elbow Handoff High Low

Matt Wheeler 09/24/2017

The Minnesota Lynx ran this play designed to get 5 a post up opportunity at the rim. 1 followed her pass to 5 to receive a handoff. 1 turned the corner trying to drive as 5 cut to the rim. 4 popped up top to receive the pass from 1. x5 tried to front 5 in the post but 5 did a good job of walking her up the lane, which created space for the high low pass at the rim. See More

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Basketball Play - LA Sparks - Elbow Flex Rip

LA Sparks - Elbow Flex Rip

Matt Wheeler 09/24/2017

The LA Sparks ran this play late in the 4th quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals to try to get 4 isolated in the post off of the back screen from 2. After 2 sets the flex screen 3 continues cutting to the corner to get 2 & 4 isolated on the weak side of the floor. 2 sets the back screen on 4 then pops out to receive the pass from 5. 4 looks to pass to 4 but in this situation the post entry was defended well and the Sparks went to a secondary option with a ball screen. See More

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Basketball Play - LA Sparks - EOG SLOB Line Iso

LA Sparks - EOG SLOB Line Iso

Matt Wheeler 09/24/2017

The LA Sparks used this play when they were down 1 with 6.5 seconds left in Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx. 3 & 4 curled around 1 and cut to the corners for spacing. When 2 received the inbounds pass she had the left side isolated where she could drive and create the game winning shot in a 1 on 1 situation. See More

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Basketball Play - Oklahoma City Thunder - SLOB X Gut

Oklahoma City Thunder - SLOB X Gut

Matt Wheeler 07/26/2017

The Oklahoma City Thunder summer league team used this SLOB play to get 1 the opportunity to create off of a ball screen. The Thunder are able to get the ball inbounded easiliy by using 5 as the outlet, since most teams won't deny passes aggressively with their 5's. Once the ball is inbounded, 1 cuts around 5 to receive a handoff. 1 then looks to create off of the ball screen from 5. See More

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