Many basketball coaches would be livid if one of their players hoisted up 30 to 40 shots a game. However, Providence High boys' Coach Carey Many encourages his players to shoot at will.
Many has instituted a scheme that has the Pioneers running an up-tempo, run-and-gun style of offense. The game plan calls for players to take a shot whenever they're open — preferably from three-point range.
"It was kind of by necessity that I've gone with this type of offense," Many said. "We are small, and we know we aren't going to get many points down low. I had to find something that was up-tempo and gave us more opportunities to shoot [three-pointers]. We tell the guys the first open shot they see they should shoot."
The style has allowed the Pioneers to put up big offensive numbers this season, as the team is averaging nearly 77 points a game.