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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 - Canada - EOG Squeeze SLOB

Canada - EOG Squeeze SLOB

Matt Wheeler 07/05/2021

The Semifinal game between Canada and Czech Republic was a thriller with Canada making a furious comeback to send the game into overtime. Canada's head coach, Nick Nurse, drew up this play to hopefully send them to a second overtime. As soon as 3 gets the ball from the referee they throw it to 5. 1, 2 and 5 hold their spots until the ball is halfway there. Then 5 pops out and 1 and 2 squeeze together to screen for him. This works because the weakside defenders are locked in on their man and aren't seeing the ball as it is passed. Once the screen happens the ball arrives and Canada was able to get a good look at a shot. Video clip below. Canada is the #21 team in the FIBA World Rankings. *NBA Finals promo code CHAMPION2021 for 21% OFF Draw/Scout* See More

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Basketball Play - Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Scissor Screen

Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Scissor Screen

Matt Wheeler 03/26/2021

This play is a variation of the stagger DHO that the Ramblers run. 1 will fake setting the stagger, then cut back to use the screen from 4 before getting the handoff from 5. It's a great counter to catch the defense off balance once they have run the stagger screen a few times. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Pin DHO

Loyola Chicago Ramblers - Delay Pin DHO

Matt Wheeler 03/26/2021

This is one of the most frequent actions that Loyola Chicago will use in their offense. The consecutive screens make it a tough action to guard, no matter if the defense is fighting through the screens or switching. Watch for variations in this action including ball reversals and/or rejection of screens. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Ohio Bobcats - STS Stagger Split BLOB

Ohio Bobcats - STS Stagger Split BLOB

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2021

The Ohio Bobcats ran this nifty muti-action BLOB play to get an open shot for Lunden McDay (2). x2 has to provide help on two screens before fighting over the screen from 5. Even though he missed the shot, 2 was able to get open and attack the rim. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Ohio Bobcats - Through Ghost

Ohio Bobcats - Through Ghost

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2021

The Ohio Bobcats ran this play to get Jason Preston (2) an open lane to attack the rim. 1 & 5 clear to the left side of the court. 4 also clears to the left after setting a ghost screen for 2. This opens up the right side for 2 to attack the rim or hit 3 in the corner if x3 decides to help. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Drake Bulldogs - Veer Ghost

Drake Bulldogs - Veer Ghost

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2021

Drake ran this play late in the first half to get their best driver, Joseph Yesufu, an opportunity to attack the paint. 5 makes a decoy action by faking the screen and running back to the baseline on the weakside. This puts him in position for a potential pass for a layup on the drive or an offensive rebound. When 4 sets a ghost screen for 1 this clears the lane for 1 to drive to the basket. It also can give a moment of hesitation for the defense because they don't know if a real screen will happen and they need to provide help or switch on it. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - USC Trojans - Reverse Stagger

USC Trojans - Reverse Stagger

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2021

The USC Trojans ran this play early in their first round game against Drake to get an open shot off a stagger screen. This play is especially effective because it is designed to get the ball to the third side, which shifts the defense and makes closing out on the ball more difficult. As the ball is reversed, 2 follows the ball of the screen from 5. This is a decoy screen because the real action is when the ball is reversed again and 2 comes off the stagger screen from 4 & 5. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - USC Trojans - Flash PNR STS

USC Trojans - Flash PNR STS

Matt Wheeler 03/22/2021

In this play USC used the threat for a lob to Evan Mobley (5) to get Noah Baumann (3) open for a 3 point shot. When 3 sets the back screen for 5, x3 has to provide help. This made him late to closing out on the shooter and resulted in three points for the Trojans. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Tennessee Volunteers - Tandem STS

Tennessee Volunteers - Tandem STS

Matt Wheeler 03/21/2021

Tennessee ran this early in their NCAA tournament game against Oregon State to get a wide open look at a 3 point shot. They used a unique start with 2 curling around the post tandem at the free throw line. As the ball is reversed 2 sets the back screen for 1 to initate the screen the screener action. 2 then cuts to the top to receive the pass from 4 for the shot. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Tennessee Volunteers - DHO Stagger

Tennessee Volunteers - DHO Stagger

Matt Wheeler 03/20/2021

Early in their NCAA tournament game against Oregon State, the Tennessee Volunteers used this early offense set to get the ball back to their point guard for a 3 point shot off a stagger screen. The ball reversal and dribble handoff provides some misdirection to help set up 1 for the shot on the weakside of the floor. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Oregon State Beavers - Pindown Rip

Oregon State Beavers - Pindown Rip

Matt Wheeler 03/20/2021

The Oregon State Beavers run this play to take advantage of the size and athleticism of their 6'5" point guard, Ethan Thompson. The first look in the play is to get Thompson (1) a look at a lob. If that doesn't work they go to the secondary option of getting him the ball in the post. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Oregon State Beavers - UCLA PNR Reject

Oregon State Beavers - UCLA PNR Reject

Matt Wheeler 03/20/2021

Oregon State runs this multiple action set to get the ball to a shooter off a screen. This set can catch the defense off-guard as the Beavers go into two PNR actions, which can make you think that this is a continuity offense. However the second PNR is rejected as 1 drives baseline. 2 then comes off the screen to get a shot on the wing. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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Basketball Play - Liberty Flames  - Post Iso

Liberty Flames - Post Iso

Matt Wheeler 03/20/2021

The Liberty Flames run this play to get their 5 (Blake Preston) isolated in the post. In this situation, the Oklahoma State defender is fronting the post. There is no weakside help so 1 is able to lob the pass over the top into 5. Liberty will run this play even if the x5 defender plays behind in the post. It's still a good play then because 5 is isolated and able to attack one on one. FastModel's biggest offer of the year for new subscribers! Use code at checkout: MARCHMADNESS See More

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