The Passing Game Vol. 5: Isaiah Briscoe, John Wall, Steph Curry

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Welcome to The Passing Game, where we simply take the time to glorify the dimes being thrown all around us.

Here were some noteworthy dimes from Tuesday night’s action of basketball.

Here’s to the first college player being featured on the passing game. Kentucky freshman (and fellow Jersey guard) Isaiah Briscoe recognized a numbers advantage by the time he reached half court. He aired a perfect lob for a streaking Marcus Lee.

John Wall is becoming a series regular here. In this situation he was baited, and I’ll even say poorly defended by Greg Monroe, who was guarding Wall’s screener, Marcin Gortat. Monroe showed out too high and wide, leaving slip space for Gortat and a crease for Wall to zip a lead bounce pass for an open dunk.

What’s great about this lob from Steph Curry to Festus Ezeli is Jonas Valanciunas had no way of stopping it. His attention was focused on Curry coming off of the loop, which was probably by design, that he couldn’t possibly be able to recover and challenge a lob pass to Ezeli. Curry took full advantage of Valanciunas’ lack of athleticism on this read, and the float pass was right on the dime.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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