Purdue Boilermakers Chicago Counters
A breakdown of the best counters to the Chicago set from Purdue.
In the first breakdown, we looked at the basic “Chicago” action that Purdue runs most often as one of their favorite sets. They have 25+ counters out of this one action that Matt Painter has run and added over the last 5 years in my study of his playbook.
I am only going to break down 12 of my favorite counters since they are the most common and my favorite counters that Purdue runs out of this action. For members of The Basketball Playbook, all of the entire playbook will be available in the next few days to watch and download the PDF.
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The first and my favorite counter is the triple screen for the player in the opposite corner. Once the guard comes off the chicago action the point guard cuts opposite and sets the first screen with the other two players following just outside the paint for the second and third screens for a shooter to look to score off.
Chicago Triple Exit
Purdue has not run this set that I have seen so far, but a tweak to the triple screen is to use it as a decoy. We can see below the player Edwards comes off the triple screen and then curls off the last screen into the lane.
The player who set the second screen in the middle of the floor then comes off a baseline exit screen catching the defense off guard.
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