Here is an effective quick hitter you can run against a zone defense. It will probably work best against a 2-3 zone defense, but can be used against other zone defenses. This basketball play uses a quick reversal and then counters back the other way to get a good shot attempt. If the potential shooter is defended, he has multiple passing options … [Read more...]
Zone Offense Plays & Quick Hitters
If you need a set play to run against the various zone defenses you will face, take a look at all of our Zone Offense Basketball Plays. Run a set play against a zone defense to get an easy scoring opportunity or to target a specific defensive weakness.
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Double Stack Low is a simple zone quick hitting play intended to get a jump shot from the weak side. With this setup, it will work best against an even front zone such as a 2-3 or 2-1-2. 1) The play starts off with O1 (this should be your best jump shooter) bringing the ball to the middle. O1 calls the play (any number or name is … [Read more...]
The Doublestack Flash is a good zone offense set play to run against a 1-3-1 zone defense. 1) The play begins with O1 dribbling toward O3. O3 cuts through the lane and out to the weakside corner/wing. O2 slides over into the gap at the top of the key. 2) O1 passes to O2 cutting into the gap at the top. On the pass, O5 … [Read more...]