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THE SECRET OF A GREAT OFFENSE
December 12, 1960
The offense is DePaul's, and the secret is the way Coach Ray Meyer teaches the fundamentals. Each year, with little-known players who come to him from Chicago high schools, he turns out teams that compete with the best
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December 12, 1960

The Secret Of A Great Offense

The offense is DePaul's, and the secret is the way Coach Ray Meyer teaches the fundamentals. Each year, with little-known players who come to him from Chicago high schools, he turns out teams that compete with the best

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3 As man with ball prepares to pass, defender No. 2 watches him (for possible interception) but also keeps eye on No. 5.

4 The offense's left forward moves up from the corner to take pass and, the instant it is thrown, No. 5 starts to cut toward basket. Defender No. 2, who has kept one eye on strong side, is trapped. He cannot intercept or recover in time to catch No. 5.

5 As soon as the forward has received the pass, he whirls toward No. 5 who is cutting down the weak side of court at top speed.

6 Defender No. 2, realizing that he is trapped, tries to back up fast enough to block the forward's pass he knows is coming.

7 No. 2 cannot block the pass, and none of his defensive teammates can help him because they are all on the strong side.

8 The guard goes in for an easy layup as other offensive teammates move in for rebound just in case the shot is missed.

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