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A little "Basil Ball" for Purdue coming this year?

July 10, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



As you may have read recently, Purdue coach Matt Painter, a long-time proponent of man-to-man defense, is considering going to zone defense this year to better utilize his personnel (namely, 7-foot center A.J. Hammons).

Painter mentioned that's reached out to high school coaches in the state. One of those is Basil Mawbey, 71, who was recently named as coach at Taylor High School. Mawbey's 2-3 zone has been a staple of his "Basil Ball" teams for 39 years.

READ MORE: http://www.indystar.com/story/hs-blog/2014/07/09/hall-of-fame-coach-basil-mawbey-talks-with-matt-painter-about-zone-defense/12415323/


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