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Carmel basketball an early adopter of numbers-based way to play

Carmel basketball an early adopter of numbers-based way to play

Carmel boys basketball coach Zack Ryan knew what the numbers said. On a recent Monday at practice, he made sure his players knew too.

"Forty-six, 40 points the last two games. We're not going fast enough," he said as his players scampered through a fast-break drill. "If you're not running, you're doing something wrong!"

Since Ryan took the reins at Carmel last season, the Corsairs have run an up-tempo offense reliant on fast-break layups and pull-up 3-pointers. In a perfect world, Carmel might never have to run a set play.

It sounds like chaos, but it's calculated. Quite literally.

"Last season, their shooting percentage was 10 points...

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