University of Virginia Playbook
By John Zall
The ACC is considered the premier conference in the country and critics lamented that Tony’s Bennett deliberate style of play and methodical execution wouldn’t be able to cut it. Those critics couldn’t of been more wrong. All’s Virginia has done was win an unfathomable 51 out of their past 58 games. They’ve only lost 5 ACC conference games in the past 2 seasons.
Virginia has also won back-back ACC Regular Season Championships and won the 2014 ACC Tournament. The Virginia Cavaliers scored at a rate of almost 111 points-per-possession during this past season. Virginia’s offense is predicated on reading screens and reacting to how the defense plays you. They set great screens, move well without the ball and deliver perfectly-timed passes to cutters at various spots on the floor.
The playbook does show many of the screening and cutting actions in the Blocker/Mover Offense, but does not include the rules of the offense and does not include drills for teaching it.
The playbook has many plays to run against a zone, on baseline out of bounds opportunities and in late game situations. The playbook is also filled with many after-time out plays drawn straight from Tony Bennett’s clipboard and many great baseline-out of bounds plays.