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Dave Nedbalek

University of Texas at Tyler Men's Basketball Contributor since 07/03/17

About Dave Nedbalek

Dave Nedbalek is currently the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at The University of Texas at Tyler. Dave was hired by UT Tyler Head Coach, Jamon Copeland in July of 2016. His duties include high school recruiting, video coordinating, opponent scouting reports, and video scouts. During his first season at UT Tyler Coach Nedbalek helped lead the Patriots to tie the second best season record in school history, and saw 5 players nominated for American Southwest Conference honors.

Prior to joining UT Tyler’s staff, Coach Nedbalek was the Head Boys Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at King’s Academy Christian School in Tyler, Texas. During his 4 years at King’s Academy Coach Nedbalek helped lead King’s Academy to four straight state tournament appearances, as well as coached 12 first-team all state, 11 second-team all state, 7 honorable mention, and the overall league Co-MVP. Coach Nedbalek compiled a record of 73-27 in four seasons as Head Coach. Coach Nedbalek was also named Coach of the Year in 2011, and 2012 and was selected to coach the Texas Christian Athletic League Eastern All-Star team in 2015.

Coach Nedbalek is native to Tyler, Texas attending high school and playing at All Saints Episcopal and Robert E. Lee High School before playing one season at Ouachita Baptist University. Coach Nedbalek lives in Tyler with his wife Nikki.

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Basketball Play - Gonzaga Bulldogs - Mix Pitch Dive Keep

Gonzaga Bulldogs - Mix Pitch Dive Keep

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

This is a great set from Gonzaga Coach Mark Few. It appears that 5 is sprinting into a ball screen, but actualy will recieve the pass and look to hit the guard cutting backdoor. If 5 is overplayed, this is a great backdoor opportunity for him as well. If the backdoor cut is not there, then everyone holds and 5 has a double gap to drive his man from the top of the key. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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Basketball Play - Kansas Jayhawks - Horns 54

Kansas Jayhawks - Horns 54

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

This is a great set that we have seen many NBA teams run, namely the Cleveland Cavaliers utilizing LeBron James as the screner. T he proximity to the rim and the pace with which Kansas runs it makes it even tougher for the defenders to talk their way through defending this action. I love that the Jayhawk bigs casually jog down before popping back up the lane lines quickly to start the defense out of step. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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Basketball Play - Duke Blue Devils - Flash Hold

Duke Blue Devils - Flash Hold

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

This may not be the most innovative set, but it is the essence of good offense: get your best player the ball in spots where he/she can be effective. Duke will flash Reddish or Williamson to the elbow extended area and space off of him. They are trusting in their decision making, but also trusting that regardless of the defense knowing exactly what is coming they will find a way. The worst thing you can do to elite players is neutralize their skill by running them through aimless sets. As quickly as possible, get your best player the ball in their spot. For those of us that don't have 5 lottery picks on our roster, I added a wrinkle to the last frame that might serve you well with some split action around the catch. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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Basketball Play - Kansas Jayhawks - Horns Zipper Weave Duck

Kansas Jayhawks - Horns Zipper Weave Duck

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

This is great action to get a spread ball screen with lots of midline movement, and then also a chance for a deep post up. Kansas opened up its Champions Classic game vs Duke with this set, and runs this with great pace and execution, however it is well defended by the Blue Devils. A key point is the skip pass before the post entry. If the help side defender is tagging on the post, then skip and immediately enter the ball like Kansas does. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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Basketball Play - Virginia Cavaliers - EOG Philly Pin

Virginia Cavaliers - EOG Philly Pin

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

This is a great set with many scoring options off of it. The flat ball screen isolates your best player driving to score. You also get the Philly cut where you can get the ball to another driver on the move, then you have the pin screen for the shooter cutting baseline, and lastly you have the initial screener popping to shoot. Simple concept but great addition to your end of game playbook. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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Basketball Play - Virginia Cavaliers - Euro Shake + Empty Counter

Virginia Cavaliers - Euro Shake + Empty Counter

Dave Nedbalek 11/09/2018

I love this action that Virginia ran some in their first exhbition. Obviously they are traditionaly a blocker mover team (BEAUTIFUL to watch them by the way), but this is a twist on the classic European ball screen continuity offense. In the normal ball screen continuity, the loaded wing would backdoor cut through and the ball screen would be executed with the guard lifting out of the corner. In this wrinkle, the Cavaliers set the side ball screen on the top player and let the corner shake action play out. This is one of my favorite actions, and one of the hardest to guard. Another benefit is as the ball is reversed, the opposite guard now has an empty side of the floor to reject his ball screen - as you in the clip below. On the FMS Blog: NCAA Preseason Top 25 XsOs - Teams 1-5 See More

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