With less than a couple of weeks left before the start of the NCAA basketball season, the Memphis Tigers look better than ever to get to their first final four in the Calipari era. I posted earlier this month with a breakdown of one option out of the Dribble Drive Motion Offense that the Tigers use. Here is a video clip from Coach Calipari's staff that highlights their style of play. Watch the video and then you can read my thoughts below.

You just have to admire the pace of this style of offense. Now, the video does appear to be speeded up, but still, these guys are going fast. I love the dribble handoffs, I think I will post on that the next time I breakdown this revolutionary offense.

Here are some thoughts from the video:

- pace, talked about it above, just all out speed
- crisp passing, you must be good passers and receivers to play this offense
- catch and shoot, you don't see any hesitation, players pivot and shoot. You can't be afraid of the 3-pointer
- post player always moving, you'll notice the post player is moving from weak side block to the elbow and diving on penetration
- read the defender, the dribbler is always reading the defender. Is the defender on-balance? Can I cross him over?

Now, as I posted earlier, neither Walberg or Calipari have made a DVD yet with the system. But you can check out Phil Martelli's DVD on becoming a better 1-on-1 player. Many of the drills taught in the DVD are the same ones that Walberg and Calipari use to drill their perimeter players. There are also plenty of notes from coaching clinics each has done over the past year or so which can be found by heading to the X's and O's of Basketball Forum.