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Episode 185: Scott Davenport, Pressing On Offense
Episode 18513th October 2021 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Scott Davenport, Bellarmine University Head Coach


Bellarmine University head coach Scott Davenport joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pressing on offense with the pass.


Scott Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine University men's basketball history, and in six years took Bellarmine all the way to the top by leading the Knights to the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament national championship. For his efforts, he was named national Coach of the Year by two different organizations: the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Division II Bulletin.


Davenport’s career record of 378-117 (through the 2020-21 season) ranks him as Bellarmine’s all-time winningest coach both in terms of total wins and winning percentage (.763).


In the 2020-21 season, Davenport guided the Knights to a highly successful transition as an NCAA Division I school. Bellarmine sported a 14-8 record overall and earned an invitation to a national postseason tournament (CBI) after falling just one game shy of capturing the ASUN Conference regular-season crown. The national basketball community took notice of the Knights’ success, and Davenport was nominated for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award and the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year, which recognizes coaches from mid-major conferences.


At the Division II level, Davenport experienced nearly unequaled success and was a four-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year. His teams won five GLVC Tournament titles and won or shared six regular-season conference titles.



1:00 - Passing, Passing and More Passing

5:00 - Making Defense Uncomfortable

8:00 - Passing and What Else

13:30 - Good Shot Percentage

17:00 - Passing Stats

25:00 - Value of Ball Reversal

30:00 - Teaching Shot Selection

33:00 - Balance and Catching to Shoot

37:00 - Passing Drills

40:00 - No Floaters and Cut to Score

44:00 - Inside Out Advantage

47:00 - Free Throw Blockouts

50:00 - Valuing Possessions

55:00 - Transition to D1

1:00:00 - Conclusion

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