I first saw Thad Matta run this BLOB lob play for Greg Oden during the Ohio State Buckeye’s 2006-2007 season. While most of us don’t have 7-footers who can finish the lob with a dunk, I can tell you from personal experience that this simple play is just as effective when thrown to a 6′-something player who finishes with a layup. Try it against both man-to-man and 2-3 zone defenses.

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