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27-Aug-2017
Offense zone
Playname: Against 2-3 zone
 
This play is designed to be used against the 2-3 zone.
We can also use it against the 3-2 and the 2-1-2 zones. It is ideal against zones that have two (2) defensive players in their left and right sides.
For example, the 2-3 zone has [2]&[3] in the left side and [1]&[4] in the right side.

Initially, we place a 2-1-2 offensive arrangement against the 2-3 zone, because we want to fill the gaps of the zone:

• 3 is placed between the [1] & [2] defensive players.
• 4 is placed between the [2] & [3] defensive players.
• 5 is placed between the [1] & [4] defensive players.
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1 is our Point Guard (PG),
2 is our Shooting Guard (SG),
3 is our Small Forward (SF),
4 is our Power Forward (PF), and
5 is our Center (C).
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1 starts dribbling towards 2.

3 & 5 move to the opposite direction of 1.
 
When 1 passes the ball to the wing player 3,

the 2-3 zone adjusts to the wing player 3 as follows:

[1] covers the space between 3 and the extension of the free-throw line.

[2] goes to the right corner of the high-post.

[3] goes upwards to the left corner of the high-post.

[4] moves out towards 5.

[5] moves 1-2 steps to the right.



 
This is how the 2-3 zone adjusts to the wing player 3.
 
3 passes to 5.

[4] moves towards 5.
 
5 reverses to 3.

5 cuts to the middle of the (3p) line.

2 moves towards the defensive player [3].

4 moves towards the defensive player [5].
 
3 reverses to 5.

2 & 4 screen for 1:

2 blocks [3].

4 blocks [5].

1 cuts behind the 2&4's screen.
 
5 passes to 1 for an open (2p) shot.
 
If 1 cannot shoot:

2 & 5 move upwards to block the defensive players [2] and [1].

3 cuts in the line (3p), behind the 2&5's screen, for a shot.
 
1 passes to 3 for a (3p) shot.
 
3 shoots for (3p).

1 & 4 go for the rebound.
Submitted by: Panayotis Cophinas
Categories: Offense zone, Offense
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